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Genealogical and Biographical 


Devoted to the I n t e ii e s t s of American 
Genealogy and Biography. 

ISSUED quarterly. 

VOLUME III., 1872. 


MOTT Memorial Hall, No. 64 Madison Avenue, 

New York City. 

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Address, Annual, by D. P. Holton, 72. 

Albany, Contributions to the History of Ancient Dutch families of, 81. 

Almanacs, 146. 

American Colonial Church History, 145. 

Genealogies in preparation, 138, 197. 

Families, Genealogies of, 133, 197. 
Ancient Dutch families of Albany, 81. 
Ancient Wills, 190. 
Andover (N. H.). History of, 142. 
Anniversary Address, 72, 98. 

of Society, 96, 97, 98, 99. 
Announcements of American Genealogies, 55, 103, 197. 
Annual Address, 72, 98. 

Meeting, 96, 97. 98, 99. 
Arms, Heraldic, of Barclay, 21 ; of Chambers, 57 ; of Downs, 117; of Franklin, 

117; ofHugget, 117; of Lawrence, 125, 130; of Robinson, 24; of Temple, 

25 ; of New York State, 118; of the United States, 118. 

Bartow Family Pedigree, 30. 

Biograi^hical Bibliography, Report of Committee on, 97. 

Biographies— Chambers, John, 57 ; Gautier, John S., 1 ; Reynolds, W. A., 105. 
In preparation : Kennedy, 56 ; Sumter, 56 ; Van Buren, 96. 

Booge (or Bogue) Family, Genealogies of, 62. 

Books Noticed— Albany First Settlers, Oct. cover; Albany Historical CoUec, Oct. 
cover ; American Bibliopolist, Oct. cover ; American Historical Record and 
Repertory, Oct. coxier; Baldwin Genealogy, Oct. comr ; Berkley (Mass.) 
History, 99; Biblical Repositoiy and Princeton Review, Oct. cover; Buxton 
(Me.), "History of, 144 ; By-Laws of New London Co. (Ct.) Hist. Soc, 145 ; 
Church in Penn , 145; Corwin Genealogy, 143; Easthampton (N. Y.) 
Chronicles, 99 ; Drowne's Journal, 145 ; Historical Collections of Am. Col. 
Church, 145 ; Griswold Ancestry and Arms, 196 ; Kip Family, 99 ; Maule 
Family, 144; Mother's Register, 145 ; N. E. Gen. and Hist. Register, 101, 
and Oct. cover; Ruttenber's Indian Tribes of Hudson River, Oct. cover; 
Seaver Family, Oct. cover ; Strong Genealogy, 99 ; Wmchell Genealogy, 99. 

Books in Preparation— Alsop's Works, 56; Charlestown (N. H.), History of , 142; 
Church Records of East Haddam (Ct.), 142; Harlem (N. Y.), 55; Old 
Families and Customs of New York, 55 ; Hebrew Families of New York, 
103; Land Titles of Hudson Co. (N. J.), 56; Lyman Genealogy, 103; 
Middletown (Ct. ), History of, 56 ; Thomas' History of Printing, 56 ; Stod- 
dard Genealogy, 104. 

Book Notes, 99, 143, 196, cover of Oct. No. 

Bray Family and WoodhuU, of L. I., 96. 

Chambers, John, Biography of, 57. 
Chicago (111.) Historical Society, 98. 
Corrections, 104, cover of Oct. No. 

IV Index to Subjects. 

De Witt Family Genealogy, 103. 

Donations to the Library. See covers of numbers. 

Dutch Families of Albany, Contributions to, SI. 

Early Princeton Students, 25. 

England, Public Records of, 85. 

English and Dutch Intermarriages, 153. 

Epitaphs of St. Paul's Chapel, New York City, 21, 116, 176. 

Families. See Oeneahglea. 

First Stone House in Albany, N. Y., 52. 

Florida, Circumstances attending its occupation by U S 96 

Freeholders of Schenectady, 71 . ' '' 

French War Letter, 94. 

" ^"^^'?^." i? Harrison N. Y., Marriage Records of, 45 ; Records of, in PMladel- 
phia, ol ; Records of, m New York, 184. 

Gautier, John S., Address inMemoriam, 1-9, 53. 
Resolutions of Society, on his Death, 52 
Genealogical Notation, 132. 

Notes on New York Families in Pennsylvania 146 
Genea ogies ot Booge, 02; Slosson, 107, 165 ; Wright, 35 ; WoodhuU 10-20 
Genealogies, Amencan, in Preparation, 133, 'l97 ; Hebrew Families of New York 

Genealog.e.s publfshed. See Books. 
Governors, New York Colonial, 96. 

5^?nV'T'rP ^^; '^■)' ^^^"^"^^^ Records of Friends in, 45. 
Hayden Family Genealogy 104 ' 

Hebrew FamUies of New York City, History of, 103 

Heraidiyof St. Paul's Chapel, New York Citv 21 116 

Histories, Local. See Hooks. ' ' 

Hi-stoncal Collections of Amer. Colonial Church 145 

Histoncal Society of New London Co. (Ct.), 54,' 145 • of Chicafro (111 ^ 08 

Histories of Towns in Preparation-HariL \n Y."' % "iruienburg'' (M 

in?. .v^^v'^^^A"* ^^•^■)' l'^^; ^^'^"^ Utiicht N. Y.), 14? Queens- 
fel ; ^-'n ^^' ^^*^' ^°- ^^- Y-). l-i^; Wallingford (Conn ) 143 
Jin t^ Y0,^?4T-^' '''' ""'"^"^^ ^""'"'i ^^- ^^^ 142\'^rutUup! 

In Memoriara of J. S. Gautier, An Address, 1-9 
Intermarriages, English and Dutch, 153. 

Jones, Pedigree of, 195. I l|- '1 

Kip Family, 99. 

Landon MSS., Extract from, 32 

Leisler and his Medal 143 

Letter. A Jlodel Church, 33; A French W^ar 94 
Librarian, Report of, 53. ' 

Licenses, New York Marriage, 91, 192. 


index to /inbjerts. 

Lincoln, Abraham, and Liucoln Records in Pennsylvania. <U). 

Lincoln Family of Pennsylvania. 148. 

List of American Genealogies in iireparatiou. 138, 197. 

Marriagep. 200. 

Marriage Licenses. New York. 91. l92. „ •, , , 

Marriages of New York men to New Jersey women, 14!S ; Records from I hiladel- 

phia Friends. 51 ; in Harrison Towaship (N.Y. ), 45. 
Model Church Letter, A, :}:>. _ -^ 

Monnments in St. Paul's Chapel, New York City, 21. 116, 17«. 

New London < 'oimty Historical Society. M. 145. - > „ • 

New York (renealogical and Biographical Society. .Anniversary Address, Y'4, 9^,; 
Amiua] Meeting, 9(;-99 ; Corresponding Members, List of, see c<}rfr 
April ^'o. : Honorary, Life and Resident Members, List of, see (»rer 
JaniKU-i/ No. ; Officers for 1872, see cover April No. ; Papers read be- 
fore, 52, 9(J, 148; Proceedings of, 52. 9(5. 148; Progress of, 96; Third 
Annual Meeting of, 96. 

New York Maniages, 51, 91, 192. 

Notation, Genealogical, 182. 

Notes on Books, 99. 14:3. See Mvtr Oct. Xo. 
and Queries, 58, 101, 145. 
on Lawrence Pedigree, 26, 17K 

Obituary Notices— Astor. Mrs. M.. 150; Bennett. J. G., 150; Bogue, Rev. 11. i'. , 
" 15! ; Cruger, Mrs. H. D., 151; Eaton, L., 104; Goodwin, Capt. W. F., 
151 ;' Hunt, C. H., 198; Kelly. W., 104; Lane, J., 151 ; Lawrence, W. 
E., 199; Lydig, P. M., 151; Macy, J., 151; Piatt, I., 151; Ransom, 
Col. H. .B.,'151 ; Seward, E. P., 15^1 ; Stuyvesant, Mrs. H. Le R., 151 ; 
Sturgis, R.. 15>1 ; '^'rimble, G. T., 151 ; Van Sch:'.ick. M. B.. 152; Ward, 
H. W., 200; Wolfe, G. D., l.!2. 

Papers read before the Society, 52, 96, 148. 

Pedigradation, 96. 

Pedigree of Bartow, 30; of Jones, 195; of Lawrence. 121 ; Note.* on. 26: of 

H. Stafford, 148. 
Pennsylvania, The Colonial Church in, 145. 
Princeton Students, Early, 25. 
Proceedings of the Society, 52, 9(), 148. 
Progress of the Society, 96. 
Public Recoi'ds of England. 85. 
"Purchase, The." See lla rrimii. 

Record, Origin of the, fS. 

Records of England, The Public, 85. 

of Lincoln Family in Pennsylvania. 69. 
Register, The Mother's, 145. 
Report of Committee on Biogi-aphical Bibliography. 97. 

of Librarian, 53. 

of Treasurer. 58. 

of Recording Secretarj', 58. 

on of Genealogical and Biographical Science and Literature. OS. 
Resolutions on death of J. S. Gautier, 52. 
Reynolds, Hon. W. A., Biography of. 105. 
Robinson. Anns of. 24. 

^ Index to Subjects. 

St Panl'9 Chapel. Hertildi-y of , 31. IKJ; Hpitanli.-^ in, 11(5 ! 7:5 

Scheuectady, Freeholders of, 71. 

Schuyler. Old Fort, Men of, 54. 

Slossou Family Genealogy, 107. Kr). 

Stafford Pedigree, 14o. 

Stoddard Family Genealogy. 104. 

Strong Family Genealogy, 9(5, 1 00. 

Stn(k(nts. Early Princeton, 25. 

Temple, Arms of. 35. 

Third Annual Meeting of the Society, 36. 

Towns, see Uwtoi'ies. 

Treasurer, Report of, 53. 

Utica (N. Y.). iiiee ScJniifler. ♦ 

War Letter, A French, 94. 

WUls, Ancient, 190. 

Wiuchell Family Genealogy. 99. 

Woodhull and Bray Families of L. I., 9(5. 

Family Genealogy, 10. 
Wright Family Genealogy, 35. 


\_BI50rT, Itl 

^.branis, 20 

V.bramse, 31, ;J'J 

^cklev, 66 

Vda is, 5, 18. 4;!. ll'.t. 1-)1. 

vpr rcroft, 39 
Vikjn, 45 
Vlbertson, IS! 
Alexander, .103, l-W 
\Jken. 35 
\llardice. 31 
Ulen, 141, 14o, ItM 
A"r j-, 1 J8 
■1, 198 

.. t.-« 

Hvcrson, M 
Uvonl, 133 
Amhcrsts 95 
^nderson, 33, 35, 36, 43. 55, 
"7 57, 03, 133, 167, 192 
Androws, 35, 36. 37, 43. 

133, 137, 139, 18)) 
Andriessen, 150 
\ndros, 9f>, TOO 

- •-i><h, 179 
', IKi 

■Mgton, i:^A 197 
^. 13, 54 
■itroniT, 150 
\><,ld, <t, l;« 
Atj OW8I uth, 194 
Aspden, 53 
Asiwnwail, 194 
• Astin, 191 
\st.>r. 15r. 

•-■:.,. -OP. la-j, 137, 139, 141. 
V, 133. 16<i 

Bajboock, 145 
(iachelder. 133 

Badan. 3J 
BsxKg, 54, VSi>, 
Bailey, 91, 133 
Uaird, 45, 103, 193 
Bainbridpe, 198, 200 
Baker, 45, 46, 47, 133 
.Baldwin, 11, IS, ViS, Oct. 

BaU, 114, 167, 169. 173 
Bnllou, .54, 134 
B.incker, 92, 103 
Bancroft, 134 
Banks, 174, 175 
Bant, 194 
Bar .er, 93, 134 
Barclay, 21, 22, 23, 21 
Barefoot, 101 
Barents. 92 
Barkeloo, 150 
Barker, 34, 50 
ili^riow, 134, 142, 164 

Barnes, 48, 49, .50 

Barre, 193 

Barrett, 134 

Barriman. 92 

Barritt, 119 

Barron, 18 

Barrows. 134, 176 

Barnis, 134 

Barrj-, 105 

B,irsley, 93 

Barron, 32, 93, 134 

Bartow. 3C, 31, 32, 62 

Barymore, 130 

Basford, 93 

Batcheller, 171 

Bayard, 134, 192 

Bayer, 92 

Bayley, 134 

Beadle, 134 

Beardnley, 134 

Bears. 115 

Beaupre, 35 

Becker, 85 

BedcU, 134 

Beeke, 194 

Beekman, 25, 84, 103 

Beere, 134 

Beers, 134 

Beldeu, 107, 108, 145, 191 

Belin, 115 

BelL, 54 

Beliamont, 125 

BcUine. 194 

Bement, 112 

Benezet. 31 

Benjamin, 167, 168, 169, 173 

Bennett, 102. 150, 165 

Benson, 51, IH 146, 197 

Benthiiysen, 84 

Bentie, 93 

Benton, 109. Ill, 171 

Bereusfer, 22 

Bergen, 134. 142.' 156 

Berrien, 23 

Bertaut^ 36 

Betterworth, !« 

Bettinser, 54 

Betts,'21, 79, 116, 14:^< 
I Bevil, 179 

Bibb. 54 

Bickley, 143, 147 
I Bili, 54, 200 
j BilUan, 93 
j Bingham, 1!*2 
' Bininger, 9 
. Birdsall, 49, 50 
. BLshop, :i8, 107 
i Blackman, 48 
i BlackweU, 32 
Blair, 12, 134 
I Blake, 1:^4 
j Blanchard, 9, 92, 134 

1 Bland, 101, r.n 

I Bleecker, 82 

Bhss. 130 
I Bloodgood. 4t>, 54, 103, 152, 
' 170, 173 

BlydenbHrg. 25. 193 
Boage, 65 

Boardman, 115, 134 
Bockee, 146 
Boedann, 93 
Bosjaort, 2, 71, 104, 134 
1 Bogardus, 96 
Boirert, 32 
lioKiie, 68, 151 
Boies, 134 
j Bokee, see Bockee. 
' Bnlen, 193 
BolUng, 101, 197 
Bolton, 146. 198 
I Boltwood, 138 
I Bond, 126, 127 
i Bonde, 71 
\ Boose, 62-68 
' BooiTuet, see liockee. 
I B(X>ne, 70 
Booth, 148 
Borsboom, 71 
Bosch, 92 
! Bongeand, 93 
1 Boiighton, 14^ 
I!outv!le. 133 
Boulon, 171 
Bowen, 134 
i Bovvers, 40, 41, 4:^ 

Bowlbj^ 169 
' Bown, 43 
Bowne. 36. 43, 48, 49. 51. 
13;i, 134, 135, 136. i:«, 
138, 141, 185 
Boyd, 143 
; Boyle, 64, 194 
j Brackelen, 71 
Bradbury, 134,145 
Bradford, 198 
Bradshaw, 130 
T.rHdy, 151 
, Bragden, 145 
Branch, 193 
Brandt, 190 
I Bratt, 71, 85 
' Bray, 96 

Brayion, 134 
; Brazier, 192 
I Breadatead, 193 
Brett,n92 • 

Brevoort, 146 
I Brewer, 195 
\j- Brewster, 40, 41, 42 
Bridge, 134 
Bnggs, 106 — 
j Bright. 199 
! BrinkerhofE, 150 
I Brinkerhont, 150 
Britten, 92 
Broadstreet, 40 
Brook, 143, 197 
Brockway, 168 
Brook, 149 
Brooke, 122 
Brooker, 171 
Brookesbanck, 94 
Brown, 2, 3, 4,-9, 12, 14, 17, 

38, .!'.», 113, 134, 165, 

167, 170 
Broughton, 143 
Bruce, 61 
Bruen, 54 
Bmgen, 93 
Bruyor, 92 
Bryan, 193 
Buck, 70 
Buckcnhoveu, 94 
Buckingham, 197 
Bndd, ft2 
BucU, 134 
K*ll. 51 
BunneO, 1t>5 
Bunt, 193 
Burchard, 54 
Buroank, 168 
Burger, 93, 150 
I'.urgus. see li^irger. 
Burke. 21, 5:5, 54 
Burle. 193 

Bumham, 55. 114, 134 
Burling, 47, 48, 49, 50. 1*9, 

Burnet, 1 
Bumton, 3 
Burr, 31, 168 
Burroughi?, 93 
Burt, 55, 65, 134, 192 
Burton, 92, 166, 197 
B\iscli, 93 
BiLshnell, 79 
Butler, 66. 134, 136, 194 
Butctrfield, 168 
Byingt<3n, 16b 

Cabot, 134 

f!aeger, Oct. cover. 

(.>.ilef, 134 

Callender, 134 

Camp, 54, 109 

Camel, 71 

Campbell, 18, 2.5, 71, 19;i 

Canfield, 151 

Cannon, 93 

CantwelL, 148 

Capron, 134, 135 

Carder, 13.5 

Cargill, 135 

Carible, 194 

Carl, 17 

Carly, 92 

Camaby, 92 

Carpenter, 45, 46, 47, -18, 49. 

50, 51, 135, 170 
Carr, 146, 197 
Carrington, 139 
Carson, 197 
Carter, 53, 91 
Carteret. 28, 127, 129 
Case, 17 — 
Cass, 115 
Cattell, 53 
Caulcy, 194 
Cau'.kins, 54 

Tadtx to A a fries. 


f'aiiMcr. 4'i ■*"'' 
Cavalecr. (i:;. Ifll 
(laxtori, 157 
Cebra, l!t5 
Ceysler, !t.'i 
{,TiiifFee. M2, H5 
Chaille^ iXy 
(Jhalniirs, 57 
ChainixTlui, 172 
CihiiiiilKTK, ao, 57. 58, 5!t, W), 

m,m, 90. Iffi 
Chamlk-r, U', 51, 135 
Chapel, Kcc C/uippel. 
ChapiM-l. iCi. 111. lltl 
Chapman, l.'K. lyti. 141, 

145, 170, 197 
Charles, Ki, 5-1 
Chase, K-J5 
Chawonh, 25! 
Cheetham, 10 
CheeK, ^i 

— -~T?hiia, i;i5 

Chiklers. ilS 

Chisrkjl. I'.M 

Ch ri M i s vii>"if><^»'.t 


Clupp. -IT., IS, .-,(). l!«i 

Clark. l.Vf)!,.')-!, 55. 00, lUI, 

i(ia.-:#!6Hi-.i. iia, i;i5, 

CUiTCTT DnnviS, see Clur/ff*- 

Clarke, see Vtur/i. 

(Jlarksoii, i;55 

(Jlatwurthy, 92 

Clay, 121 

Clement, 9M 

Cle.-ivelaiKl. 1%. 1-13, IGS 

Cleveland, see VIeuctluiid. 
I ClifUjn, 190 
* Clinton, oN. ICt, 173 

<;iift., 133 

(JlifU.n. I'.MI 

Clowes. ];« 

Coats. 91 

Cobl.itt, 9;^ 

Cobus, 71 

■ Cock, -40. -17. 19, u:^. 1.S"> 
C<«i(iinf;toii, -12 

Coe, 135 
Coel, 92 
Cocrten, 194 
,'■ Coeynians. S-! 
•' CoKKOshall, 135 

■ Golden, 00, 92, 90 
. Cole, 32, 37, S5, 140 

Coleman, 1(J3. 135. 13S, 193 
CoUts, 44. 135 
Collins, 179, I SI. I'.M 
Collyer. 149 
Colver, 111 
(^)lvin, mi 
Coinan, 192 
Combs, 15 
Comstock, 135 
Condit, 17 
Cone, »)3, 04 
Conner, 151 
Oonkey, 135 
Conklin, 4 
Conover. 15 
Constapel. S3 
Conyn, 84 
Cook, 07 
Cooley, 92 
"^Cooper, 54. 91. 195 
Copely, 109 
Copcrwhait, 43 
Corbitt, 193 
Coronian, 193 
f'ornelisi, 15U 

■ . K.ell, 4.'). 40. 47. 4b.' 49, 

Cortlandt, 92, 193 

Corwin. 14, 135. 138, 143. 

Corwuie, see Concin 

Cosine, 93 

Coster, f<5 

Cothron, 108 

Cottle, 135 

Coventry, 54 

Cowley, 11 

Cox, 71, 92 

Crab, see Grabbe. 

Crabbc, 35, 30, 37, 44 

Craft, 135 

Crane, 129. 135 

Oregers, 194 

(Jregier, 195 

Oet'o, 9;^ 

Crittenton, 17'! 
(Jroaker, 194 

Crocker, 172 

Cromwell, 20, 49. 50, 101, 
102, 127, 130 140, 147, 
148. 150, 178 
Crooke, 24 
Orostield. 2, 9, 135 
Cruffer, 0], 82, 151 
Culver, 114. 109 
CuUoin. !»2 

(•unninghani. 135, 142 
Curtis, 114, 135, 10.5, 170 
ClU'win, see Coricin. 
Curwen, 2^1, 117 
Cushruan, 5, 9 
Cushing, 135 
Cnyler, 81, 82 


Dainhton. see Daijliin. 

Kail 16, 94 

Dale, 194, 197 

liallv, 4, 195 

Dalv. 1,51 

Dane, 135 

Darkins. 193 

Dashiell. 135 

Davenport, 37 

Davids. 92 

Davi(!s, 93 " 

Uavis. 11, 13, 32, 33. 50. 142, 
143, 195 

Davison. 193 

Dawninf?, 92 

Dawson, 135 

Dayton, 112,1134. 135, 137, 
138, 139 

Dale, 197 

Darling, 170 

Dean, 30. 48. 49, 113, 171, \f 
175, 194. O't. cover. 

Deane, 43, .54 

Ueen, 50 

d'Ewes. 1.30 

Deforest, 194 
Dehanee, 192 
de Hart, 92, 193 

l)<-key, 92 

de la (Jarde, ;» 

lie (iraffenreid, 135 

de Graa.s 104 

d"Honneur, 91 

DeKey, 195 

tie Vismes, 31 

de "Worde, 157 

Delancy, 1, 58, 00, 90, 135, 

130, 143, 193 
Delano, 111, 112, 160. 174 
DeLanoy, 93. 189 
Delaplayne. 51 
Delavall, 51 
De Meyer, »3, 93 
Oeminp, 107 

Denison, 135 

Denn, 61 

De Peyster, 58, «iO. 82. 92 

Derby, ia5 
-^DeReinier, 194 

De Sola, 103 

De Wandelaer. 84 

Dewey. 112, 113 

Dewind, 193 

Dewitt, 93. 103, 130. 100, 
172, Oct. cover. 

Dexter, 55 

Dibble, 60 

DiokenMjM, 4;). 48, 49, 184, 
185, 197 

Diekerson, 47, 49 

Dickeyson, see DKkennoii. 

Dickinson, see Dickennoii. 

Diokson, ."i, 9 

Dischinetoii, 92. 193 

DiN, 118 

Dohson, 45, 51 

Dodge, 50 
Dodridg. iW 
Dongan, 71. 12-1 
Dort;hester, 54 

Doten, 55 
Dotey. 55 

Doty„37, 47. 55, 136 

TJonw-.^SgrKJ. 84. 1!M). 193 
Dow. 193,^ 
Downing, "93 
Downs, 117 
Drake, 20, 54. 102 
Draper, .56 
Drauyer, 22, 'Mi 
Dres.ser, 135, 1<)5 
Brincall, 193 
Drowne, 13(i, 143, 145 
Dubois, 93, 191. 192, 193 
du H(!rtrey. 8. 130 
du Uamel, 30 
Dudley, 111. 112. 105 
Dner. 117 
Duncan, 31 
Dungan, 51 
Dunham, 109 
Dunsconib, 93 
Dupin, liK^ 
Dupuy, 197 
Durrie, ia5, 14:^ 
DUrc^nd, 193 
Duyckinck, 94. 136, 152 
inviglit, .55, 74. 77, 90. 100, 

105. 100. 113, 136. 195 
Dyer, 38, 42 
— Klly'«'iian, 92^j;__^ 

j KiriotU 129 

English, 11 

Rnsign, 145 
I Koflf, 14 

Evans, .33, 92, 192, I'.H 

Bverinden, I'.K! 
I Evert, 9 
; Evorste. 192 

Fardon. Ifl 

Kamhani. 114 

Fairand, 172 

Fan-ington, 4.5. 47 

Fanveli, 13() 
I Fawseth, 71 
j Feakes, 30, 43, 187 
I Fekes, 37 

Felton, 181 
i Ferguson, 192 
i Fermor, 182 

Ferris, 47 

Field, 40, 49. .50, .-jI. : 
94, 101. 132 

I'ields, s('e Field. 

Fielding. 92 , 

Filer, 103. 1-30 

Finch. 171 

Fine, 194 
j Piniconie. 92 

Finlev, 12 

Fish, 20 

Fisher, 92, 93, 130. 11 

■■ntch. 130, 19S 
1 Flint, 112 

Floyd, 91 

Folkertse, 71 

Fontaine, 197 

Ford am, II) 

Forlissoii. 193 

Fomian. l:i 

Forster. 61, 55 

Foster, 54, 5.5, 67, i:;o 

Fowler, 40, 130. 170 

Poxan, 34 

Foiissagrives, 145 

Prampton, 189 

Franklin. 47. .51. o'J 
I Frede.i-iekse. s:l 1 94 
j French. 92 
! Pretwell. -12 
I Frey. UKI 

Frits, 49 

Promanteel, 93 

Frost, 4.5, 130, 195 

Fvler, 103, 130 

Fuller. 6-1. 112 

. 110. 

Earle, 200 

lOastbnrn, 18 

Easton, 40, 136 

Eaton, 101, 101. 147, V.C. 

Edes, 136 

Edgai, 18 

Edmonds, 14V 

Edsidl. 93, 12.5, 143 

Edwards, .5.5. 19:! Oct. cover. 

Ekies, 194 

Effingham. 27. 28, 128, 181, 

182. 18:^ 
Elden, 145 
EUicott, 19 
Ellis, 19, :^A 169, 194 
Elliott, 79, 1.30. 168. 193 
Ellsworth, 93 \ \ 

Ellwanger. 105 * 

Elum. 92 
Ely, 191 
Emery. 142 
liiiuiiOUf, 195 

ilage, 95 

(laine, 23 
! Crallup, .54 
! fJano, 147 

(lansevoort, 84 

llardncr, I'.Xl 

( kvrdiner, 99 

Oarland. 197 
I Uarrison. 134. 19 

Gates, i'ii, 149 

Ganlticr, 92 

Gantier, 1. 
96, 130 

Gaylord, 107 

Gavit. 136 

Gay, 110, 111, 11.5. l^O 

G«e, 171 

Gerritse, 85 

(^,ibb, -19. 9:; 

Gibbs, 1 iO. -ii 

Gibson. Ui."i 

Giger. 12 

1, 9 52, :>). 

Index to Navies. 


Giles, 93 

Gilbert. 65, 136. 194 

Gillespie, 31 

Gilliss, 136 

Gindett, 194 

Girand, 20 

Gizebert, 194 

Gleason, 168 

Glen, 71, &3, 84, 91, 192 

Glover, 193 

Goddard, 54, 145 

Godfrej', 193 

Goff, 193 

Goldsmith, 156, 164 

Goodale, 136 

Goode. 197 

Goodell, 136 

Goodwin, 109, 144, i 151, 

Gore, 92 
Gordon, 22, 117, 136, 170, 

Gorliam, 197 
Gorne, 194 
Gorton, 136 
Gould, 197 
Gouverneur, 81, 193 
Graas, 71 
Granain. 171 -' 
Grant. 52, .55, 111, 112, 136, 

143. 146 
Granville, 142 
Grasselt, 93 
Graves. 192 
Grar, 113 
Greene, 133, 136, 137, 141, 

142, 172, 175, 192 
Green, see Greene. 
Greenwood, 136 
Greffenreld, 108 
Greg, 92 
Gregory, 25 
GreslifiiTi, 156 
Gridley, 170 
Griffen, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50. 

Griffin, see Griffen. 
Griswold, 13, 54, 78, 79, 190 
Groot, 71 
Gro(jnendyke, 92 
Groesbeck, 85 
Guernsey, 113 
Gurney, 3 
Guthri.-. Ill 
Gyseling, 71 

Haegen, 150 

Hagar, 129, 179 

Haight, 47, 49, 50 

Haines, 51 

Hains, 12, 14 

Hallenbeck, 56 

Hal let, 148. 149 

Hall, 137, 171. 172, 175 

Halluck, 47, 48, 49, 56 

Hiiisted, 50 

Hamblen, 1.36, 197 

Ham, 137 

Hamilton, 58, 109, 131. 1.37 

Hamlin, 1.37 

Hammit, 53 

Hammond, 54 

Hampton, 146 

Hancock, 145, 193 

Handy, 134, 135, 1.30, 137, 

138, 139, 140, 141, 142 
Hanmer, 93 
Hansen, 104 
Hanse, 194 
lanville, 169 
iardenbergh, 92, 93, 193 

Harding, 174 

Harmaus, 150 

Harmanse, 71 

Harmensen, 194 

Harper, 38, 138 

Harrington, 131 

Harrison, 53. 113, 143, 146 

Harris, 139, 167, 194 

Harriss, 137 

Harrod, 193 

Hart, 92, 137 

Hartley, 53 

Hartwell, 99 

Harwood. 92 

HaskeU, 137 

Haskett, 197 

Haskins, 30 • 

Hastier, 2 

Hatch, 112, 11.3, 115. 116, 

166, 169, 195 
Hathaway, 170, 171 
Haven, 54 
Havens, 13, 198 
Haviland, 31, 45, 46, 49, 55, 

Hawks, 25 
Hawxhnrst, 51 
Hayden, 92, 102, 104, 137, 

13S, 14G, 150 
Havdock. 51, 52 
Hayes, 61, l(i7 
Haywood, 161 
Hazeltine, 1.37, 145 
Heaton, 110 
Hebard, 54 
Heber, 149 
Hedden, 46 
Hedges, 11, 12, 14 
Helme, 13, 62 
Hendriclcs, 83, 92, 93, 102, 

Hendricke, see Hendricka. 
Hendrickse, see Hendricks. 
Hendricksen,see Hendricks. 
Hening. 101 
Henry, 22, 91, 93, 137 
Hentiey, 53 
Hewett, 92 
Heyningc, 193 
Hicks, 31, 51, 137, 149 
H.gbie, 137, 105, 168 
Higgins, 1.37 
HIglev, 145 
Hill, 49 

Hinchnian, 53, 54, 92, 93 
Hinman. 54, 67 
Hine, 165 
Hoar, 137, 197 
Hodge, 64, 66, 137 
Hodges, 66, 137 
Hoilson, 51 
Hoet, 51 

Holcombe. 96, 100, 1-37, 143 
Holden, 133, 134, 135, 136, 

137, 138, 1.39. 140, 141, 

Holgate, 23. 24, 101, 178 
Holland, 137 
HoUey, 113 
Hollinian, 137 
Holmes, 93, 112 
Hoist, 91 
Holton, 53. 72, 96, 98, 1.32, 

136, 137, 139, 142 
Hood, 93 
Hoodt, 51 
Hooglandt, 93 
Hoorne, 93 
Homau, 10 
Honan, 92 
Honey, 193 
Horner, 184, 189 

Hopkins, 11, 13, 34, 48. 49, 

137, 145 
Hopper, 193 
Hornblower, 9 
Horner, 43, 189., 
Horton, 46 
Hosier, 46 
Hoskins, 145 
Howard, 28. 112, 128, 16,5, 

181, 182 
Howe, 117, 1.37, 171, 200 
HoweU, 20, 103, 142 
Howland. 137 
Hoyt, 169 
Hough, 1.38, 197 
Hubbell, 54, 111, 115 
Huddleston, 141! 
Hudson, 51 
Huestis, 93 
HuEf, 197 
Hugget, 117, 118 
Hulgi'ow, 93 
Hulin. 93 
Hull, 47, 93 
Humphrey, 55 
Humphreys, .33, 34, 94, 95, 

137, 145 
Hunt, 12, 32. 46, 50. 52, 93, 

137, 148, 192, 193, 198, 

Huntington, 54, 138 
Huntoon, 1.37 
Hurdman, 171 
Hutchins, 45 
Hutson, 192 
Hutton, 92 
Hyatt, 165 
Hyde, 77, 111, 173 

Inglis, 24, 25 
Ingraham, 26, 99, 101 
Inians, 37 
Irmtraut, 143 
Ives, 1.37, 197 
Irving, 137 

Jackson, 96 

Jacobs, 92 

.Jacobsen, 83 

James, 139 

Jaman, 93 

Jamison, 143 

Janz, 150 

Janse. 150, 92, 71 

Ja:y, 58, 61. 02, 133, 192 

Jftyne, 151 

Jeffreys, 113 

Jefferson. 137, 197 

Jenkes, 137 

Jenkins, 5 

Jenoway, 93 

Jevvett, 54 

Johannes, 150 

Johnson, 11. 18, 23, 54, 113, 

137. 169. 193 - 
Jones, 92, 101. 114, 128, 147, 

148, 193, 195 
.Jonse, 71 
Jov, 138 

Judd, 70, 112, 166 
Justice, 71 

Kay, 179 
Kellogg, 109, 164 
Kelly, 62, 104, 167 
Kennedy, 56 
Kent, 168 
Ker, 138 

ivcbcham, 55, 136, 138 
Ketchum, see Ketcham 
Kettle, 54, 138, 171 
Kettelle, see Kettle 
Keeft, 123 
Kellogg, 195 
Keyes, 167, 179 
Kieft, 96 
Kimball, 1.38, 145 
King, 13, 38, 192, 193 
Kingston, 194 
Kinsman, 138, 145 
Kirkpatrick, 14, 43 
Kip, 54, 55, 93, 94, 99,*''l01 

138, Oct. cover 
Kipp, 47, 50, 92, 194 
Kittredge, 112 
Knapp, 169 
Knox, 34 
Kype, see Kip. 

Ladd, 165. 170 

Laing, 149 

Lambert, 92, 93, 150 

Lamberts, see Lambert. 

Lammers, see Lambert. 

Lancaster, 48 

Lance, 193 

Lane, 138, 145, 151 

Landon, 32 

Langstaff, 194 

Lany, 179 

Lansing, 84, 85, 190 

Lapham. 138 

Larkin, 92 

Larison, 14 

Larzellere, 146 

r.assell, 109 

Latham, 138, 193 

Liithrop, 138 

Latting, 45. .'^7, 44, 52, 53, 
91, 96, 138, 143 

Laville, 195 

Laurence, se.i Lawrence. 

Laurens, 150 

Liuv, 92 

Lawrence, 26. 27, 28 

93, 99, 101, 102Jlli 
131, 141, 150. 17!ik^ 
178, 179, 180; ISl/^'V]' 

Lawerson, 93 

Lawner, 193 

Lawton, 199 

Leak, 25, 150 

Leake, see Leak. 

Leary, 3, 9, 138 

Leavenworth, 1, 38 

Leddra, 42 

Ledyard, 9ff 

Lee, 18, 54, 101, 138, 170 

Leeson, 92 

Leisler, 92. 125, 143 

Leffingwoll, 138 

Lefeurt, 194 

Le Gro. 138 

Legget, 49, 50 

Lelonor, 193 

Leonard, 168, 173 

Lester, 45 

Letson, 93 

Leverich, 35, 44 

Leverett, 40, 42 

Lewis, .33, 92 

Lilly, 101, 171, 175 

Linekhorn, see Lincoln. 

Lincoln, 69, 70, 71, 114, 
167, 148 

Lincoon, see Lincoln. 

Liukholn, see TAncoln. 

Linkhorn, see Lincoln. 

Tndtx to N^ames. 

Linnon, see Lincoln. 
Lipet, 192 
Lipis, 193 
Livermore, 71 
Liveson, 23 
Livingston, 32, G2. 94. 

117, 150, 198 
Lloyd, 51 
Longfellow, 149 
Loomis, 54 
Lord, 64 

Loring, 91, 135. 138 
Lossing, 94, 119 
Lott, 3 

Losv, 92, 138, 193 
Luciis, 138 
Lndlow, 93 
Lupardus, 102. 103 
Lewersen, 93 
Lydig, 151 
Lyman, 94, 95, 103. 

Lynch, 92 
Lyndall, 192 
Lynus, 194 
Lyon, 103, 138 
Lyons, see Lyon. 
Lynnes, 93 
Lyster, 194 

M.-xck, 04 

Macgi'egcre, 92 

Macomber, 54 

Macy, 96, 151 , 

Madison, 101 

Mallyear, 192 

Mann, 146 

Manning, 25 

Marcv, 138 

Mareun, 112. 105, 171 
' Marriner, 91 
, Marsh, 14S, 149 

Marshall, 40. 47. 4,9, 67, 

Martin, 17, 49, 138 

M rvin, 191 
.: vnuR, 71 
■'.m, 138 
-ett. 92 
!ers. 189 
'", Malher, 54 
, Mill tack, 57 
■ ..laithews. 46. 62 
i Matlack, 51 
- Ma.vwell. 169 
^^Maybee, 71 
i Maynard, 91 
J' Mayo, 64 

• alayow, 148 
/ Mayson, 193 

McCov, 25 

MnCrillis. 138 • 

:M<Cm-dy, 54, 79 

MiOougel, 114 
K"iltKean, 166, 177 
I McWhorter, 167 

Maule, 144 

Maiirey. 197 

Mauritz, 92 

Meek, 9:^ 

Meriton, 179 

Menick, 168 

Merrill, 138 

Merritt, 47, 48, 50, 138 

Metcalf, 111 

Meyer, 93, 193, i94 

Mynderts. 192 

Milbome, 193 

Milea, 40. 41 

Miller, 13, 14, 16, 30, 

MiUs, 99, 169, 170. 174 



Mingael, 85 

Michell, 195 

Milton, 193 

Mitchell, 51, 52 

Mohun. 131 

Moll, 193 

Mollinex, 48 

Mouckton, 61 

Montayne, 147 

Mooers, 112, 165 

Moode, 52 

Mool, 193 

Moore, 29, 53, 62, 93, 96, 

97, 98, 138, 143, 147. 153, 

160, 166. 173 
More, 91, 127 
Moreau, 103, 145 
Morenos, 167 
Morris. 33, 51 
Mort,, 138 
Morton, 92 
Mosston, 193 
Mott, 51, 93 
Motteville, 30 
Mouritz, 92 
Mudge, 138 
Mulford, 138 
Munro, 61 
Munsell, 55, 56, 99, 103, Oct. 

Mure, 22 
Murphy, 174 
Murray, 197 
Muzzy, 166, 171, 173 
Myndert, 82, 192 

Nash, 48 

Naylor, 174 

Neilson, 15 

Nelson, 197 

Nesbitt, 194 

Newberry, 51 

Newcastle. 92 

Newcomb, 138 

Newcome, 138 

Newell, 173 

Newton, 138, 165 

Nichols. 14 

Nicholas, 93 

Nicholls, 62, 93. 113, 123. 199 

Niles, 172 

Nixon, 104. 188 

Noble. 43, 138 

Nobles, 145 

Norton, 139 

Northrop, 195 

Nostrand, Ki 

Notingham, li)5 

Noyes, 139 

Nutman, 17 

Newenhuysen, 92 

O'Brien, 167 

O'Callaghan, 52, 54, 57 
96, 143, 190, 192 

O'Neal, 71 
! Olpherts, 192. 194 
j Onderdonk, 96 

Osborn, 65, 193 

Osgood, 139 

Overton, 197 
! Owen, 33 

Oxnard, 101 

Packard. 17 
Packer, 63 
Page, 101, 139, 198 
Paine, 139, 176 
Painter. 192 


Palgrave, 179 

Palmer, 31, 45, 46, 47, 48, 

49, 113, 139, 188 
Pantry, 193 
Parce, 46 
Parker, 54, 162 
Parkhurst, 141 . 
Parlin, 71 
Parmiter. 192 
Parsons, 78, 1.32, 139 
Parton, 182 
Patershal, 91 
Patrick 179 
Patterson, 62, 104, 107, 112, 

133, 135, 136, 137, 138, 

139, 140, 142. 165. 166, 

Patton, 139 
Paulus, 92 
Pead, 72 
Pearce, 146 
Pearsall, 167, 194 
Pearson, 81, Oct. cover. 
Peas, 50 

Peck, 25, 134, 139 
Pedi>, 194 
Peek, 71 
Peet, 139 
Pelham, 139, 181 
Pell, 31, 48, 92, 194 
Pemberton, 51 
Pendden, 14 
Penn, 117, 139 
Pennell, 139 
Pennock, 34 
Penestone, 194 
Perce, 46 
Perdrian, 2 
Perkins, 139, 191, 198 
Perry, 145, 192 
Peters, 93 
Peterson, 18, 194 
I'etit, 193 
Pettengill, 139 
Pettibone, 145 
Peyton, 130, 179 
Phelps, 14,5, 14fi 
Philipse, 58, 61 
Phillips. 25 
Phips. 192 
Phoenix, 146, 197 
Pierson, 38. 39 
Pierrot, 194 
Pieters, 192 
Pitkin, 139 
Pi.xlev, 113 
Plaisted, 139 
Plant, 54 
Piatt, 146, 151 
Pleasants, 197 
Plevier. 193 
Plinco. 193 
Polk. 139 
Pollom, 194 
Pond, 139 
Poor, 133, 134, 1.35, 137, 138, 

139, 142 
Post, 54 
Potter, 54, 139 
Pottman, 71 
Potts, 51. 54, .55, 69, 139. 

147, 148 
Pound, 149 
Powell, 46, 47, 49, 167 
Pownal, 60 
Poyen, 139 
Pratt, 60. 61 
Prestwich, 119 
Prevost, 31, 93, 194 
Prier, see Prior. 
Price, 192 
Prime. 32 

Prior, 37, 39, 40, 51, 18t 

Prosser, 194 
Provost, see Pruvooftt. 
Pruden, 93 
Pugsley, 146, 193 
Pundcrson, 31 
Puppvn, 93 
Purple, 139, 140 
Putnam, 55. 56 
Pynson, 157 

Quackenbos, 83 

Quillan, 11 

Qninby, 46, 48, 49, 50, 51 

Race, 96 

Ragland. 197 

Ralph, 18 

Rambo, 71 

Rand, 139 

Randolph, 101, 197 

Ransom, 151 

Rasby, 93 

Ravand, 194 

Rawson. 39 

Read, 147. 193 

Reddinsj. 14 

Reed, 25, 30, 31. 40. 116. 

Rees, 33 

Reese, 45 

Reeves, 173 
I Reid, see Jieed. 

Remmerse. 150 

Renssalaer, 99 

Requiers, 150 
i Reverdly, 93 

Rey, 53 

Reyners, 93 

Reynolds, 105 

Rhodes, 52. 71, 140 

Rhoads, see Rhodes. 

Rice, 173 

Rich, 140, 167, 169. 173 

Richeau, 150 

Richards, 93, 109, 112, 125 

Richardson, 43, 51, 101, 1S8 
189, 197 

Righton, 93 

Rikcr, 55, 96, 101, 125 

Robbins, 168 

Robertse, 71 

Robertson, 149 

Robinson, 23, 24, -12, B8, V. 
93, 104, 140, 192 

Rodgers, 20 

Rodman, 45. 146 

RoUiste. 195 

RoUoquin, 19.-! 

Roose, 23 

Roseboom, 85 

RoseU, 193 

.Rcsevelt, 3 

Rose vest, 193 

Ross, 145 

Roterdani, 71 

Rounds, 145 


Rowe, 64 
Rowell, 11 
Rowley, 108 
Ruggles, 110 
Runnels, 50, 140 / 
Russell, 35, 140 ^ 
Rutgers, 23, 23, S: 
Rutherse, 193 
Ruthse, 193 
Rutsen, 194 
Ruttenber, 196 
Ryder. 31, 32 

Index to N'ames. 



Sabine, 56, 117 

^ackett, 111, 193 

Safford. 140 

St. John, 109, 113. ]45 

Sal is, 200 

Salisbury, 140 

Salkcld. 14(i 

Salmons, 19 

Saltonstall, 122, 123, 124 

Samis, 17 

Sanderson, 142 

Sandige, 194 

Sandford. 52, 53, 93, %, 99, 

140, 143, 1!«, 195 
Sanford, see Saiulford. 
Saunders, 194 
Saviige, 26, 195 
Saxton, 17 

Say and SeaV. 122, 129 
Sayles. 140 
Sayre. 14 
Jl'cu;';. 151 

Schenck, 102, 103, 115. 170] 
Sohemerhorn, 71, 192 
Schofield, 140 

Schuyler, 53. 58, 82, 94, 193 
Soidmore, 17 
Scott, 15, 12:3, 134, 137, 138, 

140, 142. 192 
Scudder, 20 
Seaver, 140. 196 
Sedgwick, 198 
Selby. 65 
Selsby, 63 
SewaU, 39, 40 
Seward, 151 
Sexton, 193 
Sej-mour, 140, 198 
Shaw, 194 
Sheffield, 140 
Sheldon. 168 
Shepard, 105, 145 
Sherman. 54. 13-1, 140 
Sherwood, 55, 140 ^■ 
Shipman, 54 
Shippen, 51 
Shotwell, 148, 149 
Sidmon. 194 
Simes, 71 
Simms, 92 
Singleton. 193 
Sisson. 112, 166, 172 
Skeel, 108, 109 
Skelding, 194 
Skellinger, 65 
Skillington, 65 
Slade, 92, 171 
Slafter, 77 
Slausen, 71 
Sleade, 193 
Sloan, 25 
Slocum, 140 
Sloot. 91 
Slosson, 108-116, 140,165- 

Smith, 11. 12, 27. 38, 48, 54, 

58, 59. 60, 61, 71, 92, 

93, 103, 113, 115, 116, 

124, 128, 140,146, 188, 

192, 193, 194 
Snedeker, 194 
Somerby, 29. 126, 127 
Souward. 92 
Sparks, 109, 117 
Spelman, 140 
Spencer, 32, 64, 65. 66, 92. 

109, 113 
Tpicer, 37, 43. 186, 192 
Splinter, 194 
Spofford, 12 
Spooner, 116. 140 
Sprague, 12 

Springsten, 92 

Stacy. 175 

Stafford. 113, 134, 136, 140, 

142, 148, IC'5 
StagK. 1, 3. 4, 9, 140 
Stancliff, 65 
Standish, 27. 181. 182 
Standly, 38 
Staples, 25 
Stebbins, 168 
Stedman. 54, 1()9 
Steele, 166, 171 
Stenness, 140 
Stevihenson, 45 
Sterlin, 191 

I Stevens, 2^, 92, 140, 194 
Stevenson, 'ol. 42, 93 
Steward, 65, 151, 170, 174, 

Stewart, 22, 25, 32 
Stickney, 134, 136, 138 
Stiles. 1, 10. 32, 52, 78, 79, 

80, 94, 96, 98, 140. 142, 

143, 175 

Still well, 31. 93,147, 193 

Stirling, 117 

Stith, 197 

Stockton, 197 

Stoddard, 104, 113, 140 

Stollard. 92 

Stone, 111, 113, 140 

Store, 181 

Stoothoof, 102 

Storv. 134, 138, 140 

Stottard, 92 

Stout, 55 

Stoutenburgh, 4, 9, 140 

Strangnjsh, 92 

Stratton, 20 

Stread, 193 

Strona, 13, 55, 74, 77, 100. 

106. 109, 113, 177 
Strvker, 103 
Studd, 194 
Stump, 71 
Sturgis, 151 
Stuyvesant, 123, 124, 151, 

Sumter, 50 
Sutton, 47, 48, 50 
Suydam, 14, 151 
Swann, 93 
Swart, 71 
Switz, 71 
Swords, 149 
Sydenham, 193 
Symmes, 55, 140 
Symonsen, 192 

Talcott, 45, 47 
Tanner, 169 
,-Jayler, see Taylor. 
-i>raylor, 19, 93, 112, 126, 167, 

171, 192 
Teigmouth, 147 
Teller, 71 

Temple, 25, 101. 141, 142 
Ten Broeck, 81, 93, 194 
Ten Broeke, see Te.yi Broeck 
TenEyck, 2, .3, 7, 84, 141, 
- 194 
Tenkins, 5 
Tennent, 12 
Tennev, 133, 134, 135, 138, 

139, 140, 141 
Terhune, 150 
Terry, 141 
Teuni.~se, 71, 195 
Thacher, 41, 141 
Thavets, 191 " 
Thayer, 141 

Thomas, 56, 91, 92, 112, 15^ 
Ttiomasse, see Thomas. 
Thomese, see Thomas. 
Thompson, 32. 67, 93, 122, 

125. 130. 167, 194 
Thome, 47, 48. 50, 93, 194 
Tiiorn, see Tliorne. 
Thomson, 91 
Throckmorton, 16 
Throgtnartin. 192 
Thurloe, 148 
Thurston. 141 
Tiebout, l46 
Tilden. 62 
Tiller, 92, 194 
Tillinghast. 141 
Tilton, 36, 37. 45, 384, 187, 

Timberlake, 183 
Timlow, 12 
Timmer, 194 
Tindell. 193 

Titus, 43, 47, 48, IM, 193 
Tobey, 99 
Todd, 11, 173 '- 
Topping, 11, 12 
Totten, 2, 46 
Toiiro, 96 
Tower, 141 
Town, '4, 9, 141 
Towne, see Town. 
Townelev, 27, 28. 127, 128, 

129, "181. 182, 183 
Townsend, 37, 44, 141, 149 
Tracy. 108 

Trask. 38, 69, 140, 141. 196 
Tregenny, 94 
Trimble." 151 
Tripp, 46, 48, 49 
Trowbridge, 64, 66, 141 
Truax. 71 

Tmmbull, 54, 56, 170 
Trvon, 47 
Tucker, 31, 101 
Tuckerman, 56 
Tudor. 92, 93, 192 
Tuenisse, 71 
TuUer, 71, 145 
Turnbull. 56 
Turner, 3. 141, 193 
TuthUl, 26, 49, 101, 122, 127, 

Tuttell, see Tuthill. 
Tuttle, see Tuthill. 
Tyler, 141 
TyiTell, 165 

Underbill, 46, 47, 48. 49, 50, 
92. 141, 164, 184, 185, 

Upham. 37, 141 

Upton, 141 

Uthuse, 192 

Vail, 46, 48, 49 
Valentine, 141 
Van Allen, 194 
Van Antwerp. 156 
Van Baal, 192 
Van Barkeloo, 150 
Van Benthuysen, 84 
Van Bergen, 83 
Van Borsum, 92, 93 
Van Bruckelen. 71 
Van Bragh, 82 
Van Breestede, 83 
Van Brugen, 93 
Van Buren, 52, 96, IS 
Van Bursum, 92 
Van Buskirk, 2, 3 

Van Cleve, 17 
Van Clyfl, 91, 93 
"^an Cortlandt, 57, 58, 61, 

Van Dalsen, 195 
Van Bam. 116, 176 
Van Ditmars. 84 
Van Dyck, 102, 150. 193, 194 
Van Dike, see Van Dyrh. j 
A^an Dyke, see Van Vyck. 
Van Eps, 71 
Van Flecht, 195 
Van Fricht, 83 
Van ftansevoort, 84 
Van Heyning, 193 
Van Hoesen, 167 
Van Hoist, 94, 
Van Horn, 9, 92 
Van Hoorn, see Van Horn. 
Vtm Name, 172 
Van Ivuwenhuysen, 92 
Vim Patten, 71 
Van Pelt, 150 
Van Kensselaer, 58, Oct. 

Van Schaiclf, 22, 23, 85, 92. 

Van Schelluyne, 103 
Van Slichtenhorst, 85 
Van S; ;ck, 71 
Van Strydt, 92 
VanTeuyl, 92, 171, 175 
Van Veghten, 190. 191 
Van Vleck, 93. 94 
Van Wesel, 102 
Van Wie, 141 
Van AVyck. 3 
Van Yvere, 83 
Vandenburgh, 92 
Vander Bogaert, 104 
Vanderhard. 150 
Vanderhevden. 92 
Vanderhu'yle, 192, 193, 194 
I Vanderpool, 93, 190, 194 • 
Vande Spegle, 194 
Vanderwater, 174, 175, 193 
Van Der Grift, ^i 
\ Van Der Volgen, 71 
I Van Der Zee, 85 
Vanhoven, 194 
I Vanaon, 102 
Vanwesel, 102 
VardiU, 31 
I Varick, 194 
Vaughan, 129 
Vedder, 71 
Veits, 170, 174 
Verplanck. 194 
Vergereou, 194 
Verwyde, 194 
Vesey, 193 
Veet, 194 
Vickers, 53 
Viele, 71 
Vincent, 194 
Vinhagen, 190- 
Vinton, 71 
Vrelanh, 194 
Vroman, 71 
Vroom, 19 
Vyland, 93 

WahuU, 10 
Wailes. 141 
Wait. 54 
Wakefield, 141 
Wakelev. 141, 167 
Waldo, 19. Ill 
Waldrwi, 193 ' 
Walkley, 63, 64 
Walker, 54 
Waller, 109, 129, 179 

Index to JVames. 


Walton, "JljlW^ 

Walwdrtb. TT, 111, 132,109 

Wanddl. 105 

Warti, 15. 114, 192, UW.'SOO 

Waiiu. m 

Wanier.l.Jl, 177.196 

Washington. 34, 127 

Watfnuan. Idl 

Waters. 1 -11., 198 

Wiitkuis Wl. 19fr 

VVrttwn. 1^3 ■ 

^\'S*J•. -la 1-19, 193 

Waynr. loS 

Webber. l-l(i 

Webster, 142, 149, 10>S 

Weed, 1.51 

Weeks, 44, 47, 4S, 49, 50, 

93, 142 
AVeake, see V'eekn. 
Weekeis. see H'eeAH. 
Welles, 29 

Wells, lis. 127, 177,193 
Wellinan, 142 
Wellington. 128 
Werap, 71. 190, 192 
WemvKS. 56 
Wenriell, 191 
Wenlock. 39 
Wentvvorth, 142 

Westcott, 108, 142 
West, 91, 166, 172, 192 
Weytens. 102 
Wev. 189 
Wharton, ZS, 91 
Wheeler. 45. 54. 93 
WhetsUjiiP. 147. MS 
Whipple, 111, 142 I 

White. 18, 31, 61, 92, 142. 

Whitehean. 94. 117 i 

WhitUesey, 109, 110, 116 
Whitson, 49 \, 

Whitmore, 26. 35, 74. 134, I 
13,5, 136, 138, 139, 141, j 
142, 178 ! 

Whitney. 142, 197 j 

Whitfield, 78 I 

Whitson, 49 i 

Whitstone, 147, 148 I 

Whiting, 142 I 

Wickes. 142 | 

Widdington, 1S2 I 

Wikoflf, 15, 16, 19 ! 

Wilbeck, 82, S3 j 

Wilcox, 145 

Wild, 193 I 

Wilkison, see }]'iUinsoii. I 
WiletF, 43 ' 

W^ilkins, 91 

Wilkinson, 92. 142, 192 

Willcnikc, 92 

Willev. 54. ()4. 65 

Willett, 31. 92, 1^6. 189, 192, 

Wilkisson, 192 
Williams. 44, 54, 64, 109, 

113. 114, 142. 166. 193 
Williamson, 11. 193, 195 
Willis, 43. 1()3. 187, 190 
Willoughbv, 112 
Wilson, 14. 112, 114. 142, 

146, 166, 167, 172, 193 
Winchel, 99 
Winders. 142 
Winfield, 56 
Winne. S:i 
Winship, 168 

Winslow, 74, 77, 78. 101, 142 
Winston, li)7 
Winthrop. 122, 129, 142 
Wislake, 92 

Witbeck, 82. m. 190, 191 
Wodhull, see Wood/iiiU. 
Wolcott, 101 
Wolf, 152 

Wolf, Spies & Clarke, 153 
Wolf, Dash & Spies, 162 

Wood. 50. 114 
Wooden. 192 
Woodbridge, 142 
Woodford, HIS 
Woodhnll, 10-20, 96 
Woodman, 144 
Woodward, 54, 142 
W^oolsey, 194 
Wright. 31, 35-45, 91, 93, 

Wriothcslev, 28 
Wykoff, 15, 25, 102, Oct. 

Wychangham, 194 
Wyman, 137, lys, 139, 142 
Wynne, 198 
Wynkoop. 56, 93, 142, 192 

Yaresly. 92 
Yeates. 193 
Yockom, 71 
Young, 92. 163, 164 
Youngs, see Younri. 
Yonges, see Young. 

Zane, 53 
Zenger, 57, 58 


FOR THE TEAR 1872 : 



Genealogical aiib lt09rHpIjical lecor^. 

Vol. III. NEW YORK, JANUARY, 1872. No. 1. 



An Addreas delivered before the Nev/ York GenealogiciJ aud Blograpliical Sf>cie- 
ty at its regular meeting, December J)th, 1871. 

By Henky R. Stiles, M. D. 

Our late colleague, Joux Stagg Gautieu, was the tenth child and 
fourth son of twelve children born to Samuel Ten Eyck Gautier, by 
his wife, Hannah xVugjusta Stao;g, and was born in the village of l>elle- 
ville, N. J., on the" 19th of ^Nf ovetnber, 1839, at the "old Stymus 
house," on the banks of the Passaic River, where his parents were 
then staying. Still, although thus a Jerseynian by birti, he was, by 
majority of ancestry, by eilucation, by resi<lence, and in his sympa- 
thies, most thoroughly a New-Yorker. Here was spent the greater 
part of his brief life, — here, in the old burial-grounds attached to the 
chnrches of Trinity, St. Paul, and St. Thomas, i-ested the bones of 
his ancestors ; and for that i-eason, not less than for its own sake, T 
think, he loved the city of Xew York, and the historic associations 
Avhicli cluster around it. 

Jacquefi Gautiei\ his first American progenitor, — and who is sup- 
posed to have descended from a noble and rather prominent Huguenot 
family of that name, formerly of Saint IManchanl, in the Pravince of 
Languedoc, France, — emigrated to this country shortly after the revo- 
cation of the edict of Nantes. His family, consisting of two sons and 
several daughters, were among the early members of the Huguenot 
Church in this city, IJ E(jllse du St. Esprit. IJaniel, the eldest of 
these sons, during the dissensions which occurred in the French 
Church in 1721 (caused by a quarrel as to the claims of rival minis- 
ters), sided with "the De Lancey party," as it was called; and, when 
Governor Burnet decided adversely to the claims of that party, he 
seceded, and during the remainder of liis life-time attended the Dutch 
Church ; but his children subsequently became members of the Eng- 
lish, or Episcopal Church, now Trinity Parish. He married, in 1716, 

2 In Meriioriara—John S. Gautier. [January^ 

Maria Bogart, by whom he had eleven eliihlren, of avIioiu the third 
Andreto, born in 1V20, was a man of prominence in tlie city, a lar<4 
property-holder, and held several public offices. He was Assistant 
Alderman from the "Dock Ward" from n65-'6V, and Alderman 
from 17GS-'V.3, and was an ardent loyalist; bnt died soon after the 
outbreak of the Ili.'volutionary troubles. A notable incident in his 
hfe connects him, in an interesting manner, with the history of Trinity 
Church, where so many of his descendants have since been communi- 
cants. In February, 1'749, a fire broke out in the school-house ol" 
Trinity Church, standing directly opposite the churcli-buildin<r, to 
which the tiames soon communicated, taking fierce liold upon' its 
steeple. It Avas only by the disinterested exeitions of some passers-by 
that the church was saved from total destruction ; and amono- these 
was Andrew Gautier, who, at great personal risk, climbed to the'^teeplo 
a,nd extinguished the tiames in time to save the cdificte. The corpora- 
tion of Trinity Parish, in recognition of his timely assistance pre- 
sented him with a silver bowl, which is still in possession of a con- 
nection of the family. It is plain in form and stvle, weighing-- about 
seventeen ounces, and standing four inches hi»^li On'^its^side is 
Zfi^'-'Vl .V.T:T^'^:'^''''' of the scene of the firc, with the words: 

I his HAPKNl) Feb. 23, 1749-'o0," and on the bottom of the bowl 
are the initials "A. E. G., 1750," evidently those of Andrew an^ 
i^.Iizahetli, Ins wife. The fact of its presentation is also entered upon 
the minutes of the Corporation of Trinity Church, niider dale of 
March 1, 1749. 

He was twice married, (1) to Elizabeth Crosfield, an En'.lish lady 
and sister to Stephen Crosfield, one of the proprietors ol the well- 
known Totten and Crosfield Land Patent, in this State ■ and (">) \x\ 
1774, to aiargaret Hastier, daughter of Jean and Elizabeth (Perdri-m) 
Hastier, of a Huguenot family, early resident in this city Of his 
lour clnldren, all of whom were by his first wife, tlie third, Andreic 
born m 17^5, was educated at King's (now Columbia) College which' 
he entered at the early age uf fourteen, and studied for the law 
which, however, he never i)racticed. He married, in 1772, \Iary only 
child and heiress of Ca])tain Thomas and 31arv (Ten Evck) Hrown of 
Bergen county, N. J., ho being then seventeen and his bride sixteen 
years oi age. 

His father-in-law, Captain Brown, was a somewhat notable characttr 
in those .lays. He was the son of an Englishman and a Dutch woman • 
had loilowed the sea from his youth up; finally owned and com- 
maiubHihis own vessel; had even tried his hand at privateerin^r ^m- 
ing the I rench w^ars ; had traded to the West Indies, and had "more- 
over, improved his fortunes by a lucky marriage with Anna, one'of the 
lour daughters and heiresses of Laurens VairPuskirk, whose paternal 
farm at Mmachquay (commonly called Pamrapaugh), now Greenville 
about three miles south of Jersey City, extended from the Bay of 
.New 1 ork to Newark V.nj. On this farm, after it had come into hia 
possession, partly, as we have seen, through his wife, and partly bv 
purchase Iroin the other heirs, Captain Brown erected a larox- and 
comniodious mansion in 1760, subscpiently known as " Petimnent 
Hall, and still staiuling. He also owned and ran a ferry from the 
west side of his farm, on Newark Bay, across tlie nackens;ack Paver 

:1872.] In Memoriam — John S. Gautier. 3 

forming a connecting link in the route of travel between the cities of 
New York and Philadelphia. This feny bore his name, and its loca- 
tion is still pointed out as "Brown's Ferry." During the Revolu- 
tionary struggle he was a patriot (a notable exception in Bergen 
county), and occupied a prominent position in town and county. As 
early, also, as 1757, he had been a member of a committee appointed 
to examine the transports in New York, and to report on the best plan 
of fortifying the harbor; and, in 1770, he was admitted a freeman of 
the city. He was wealthy in real estate, moneys at interest, silver- 
plate and slaves. In character he seems to have been energetic, 
strong-willed, possibly self-willed. He died at his mansion in New Jersey, 
and was "gathered to his fathers" in the Ten Eyck vault, in St. Paul's 
church-yard, in the year 1782, aged sixty-five years. By his wife, 
Anna Van Buskirk, he gained, not only an estate, but a son, whom 
he outlived. He then married, 1756, Mary, daughter of Samuel and 
Mary (Gurney) Ten Eyck, of New York city, by whom he had a 
daughter, Mary, who (as we have already seen) became, in 1772, the 
wife of Andrew Gautier, and by whom the Van-Buskirk-BrowJi prop- 
erty, in old Bergen county, came into possession of the old Gautier 

Andrew Gautier, by his wife, Mary Brown, had two children, and 
by a second wife, Hannah, daughter of John and Margaret (Burnton) 
Turner, whom he married in 1784, he had eight. He died at his resi- 
dence, No. 41 Broad street, in this city, in 1802, and was buried in 
Trinity churchyard. 

Thoinas Gautier, his eldest son, by liis first wife, born at the old 
homestead, in 1774, was a lawyer by profession, but did not practice. 

He died . The Brown-GautieV farm, as he inherited it, in 1782, 

consisted of 406 acres, of which 40 were salt meadow land ; and the 
mansion, known far and wide as " lletirement Hall," was the scene of 
old-fashioned, open-handed hospitality and comfort. He married, in 
1790, Elisabeth, daughter of John and Elisabeth (Dickson) LeiTy. by 
whom he had three children, all born at " Retirement Hall," of whom 
the youngest, tSaiji.uel Ten Eydc Gautier, born iu 1800, was the father 
of our friend. 

The honorable pride of ancestry manifested by our colleague Avas by 
no means confined to the paternal line, but embraced his mother's 
family as well. Our treasurer informs me tlmt Avhen Mr. Gautier be- 
came a member of our society, he inade an especial written request 
that his name should be entered in full upon the books, John Stagg 
Gautier; and, among the manuscripts which he has left is a little vol- 
time in which he has carefully collected all the material which he 
could obtain concerning the Stcujg family. His first known progeni- 
tor in this line was John Stagg, of the city of New York, who was 
of good social standing, in that day, if we may draw an inference 
from the fact that Theodorus Van Wyck, Abraham Lott, Jr., and 
Isaac Roosevelt, "all of the city, raercliants," were* the executors 
named in his will in 1768. John Stagg, his only son, and the eldest of 
three children, born in 1732, was a mason by trade, was admitted a 
freeman of tlie city in 1705; and, before the Revolutionary War, 
owned several houses, and was considered as a " well-off" citizen. ^ He 
was an ardent patriot, and served as a commissary in the American 

4 In Memoriam — John S. Gaufier. |Manuary, 

army; and, during the British occupation of the city, 1 7T0-'8i, found 
it convenient to reside witli liis family at (Jharlestown, Orange coun- 
ty. In the "Great Fire," wlilch devastated New York in 1776, his 
houses were burned ; and, when he returned to tlie city at the close of 
hostilities, he found himself in quite reduced circumstances. His so- 
cial standing, however, was by ntj means aifected by these losses, for 
he represented the city in the Assembly from 1784-'0, as he had Orange 
county, from l780-'3, and his name appears in the (first) Nev/ York 
Directory, in 1786, as a member of the General Society of Mechanics 
and Tradesmen; in 1788, he was on a committee of the Consistory of 
the Dutch Church to report on a plan for the reorganization of the 
Church school; and, from 1791 -'3, he was President of the Fire 
Department, of which in its then form he had been one of the most 
active founders. He was one of the victims of the yellow-fever epi- 
demic of 1803. He married (1) Kachel Conklin, and (2), about 1769, 
Anneke, daughter of Isaac and Anneke (Dally) Stoutenburgh. 

His son AbraJiam^ by this last marriage, born in 1778, was a suc- 
cessful salt-merchant in this city, and, in 1800, married Rachel, 
daughter of John and Hannah 'I'own. Their second daughter, Hannah 
Augusta Stagg^ born 1803, in New York city, married, in 1822, 
Samuel Ten Eyck Gautier, and became the mother of our friend, who 
inherited from her, in a considerable degree, the features and physical 
characteristics (including, probably, the tendency to pulmonary 
disease) which marked her family. She died at Fordham in 1805, and 
is buried in Trinity church-yard, in this city. Mr. Gautier is still 
living at Fordham. He was the last owner of the Gautier farm, and 
many of our citizens will remember him as the host of " Retirement 
Hall," possessing the finest stables and hunting-pack in the country. 

We have thus traced the various genealogic currents which con- 
verged and were united in our friend's veins, not merely because they 
were honorable, or because of their intrinsic interest as a part of the 
history of our city and its neighborhood ; but because we, as genealo- 
gists, firmly believe that, in order to know a man thoroughly, to read his 
character intelligently, to judge him with that even measure of justice 
with which we should wish ourselves to be judged, while we live, and 
after we arc dead, it is indispensable that we should know something 
of his ancestral beginnings. For it is in these that i\e detect and 
trace the operation of that rare and subtile essence — distilled in the 
alembic of Time, from divei'se sources — whicli we vaguely and some- 
what rudely call "blood," and which imparts to the individual life 
the peculiar idiosyncracies which, in some measure, explain its career, 
and account for its foibles and its virtues. For example, I can truly 
say that since I have traced Mr. Gautier's ancestry, from the papers 
which he left, I have obtained a truer estimate of his character than I 
should probably have acquired through a much longer acquaintance 
with him, had his life been spared. 

Coming no>v to the consideration of the facts of his brief life, we 
shall find them neither many nor eventful. It was simply a life of ordi- 
nary domestic, social, and business routine, cheerfully accepted and 
faithfully perfornied. Yet uneventful, every-day lives are not neces- 
sarily devoid of interest or of enduring influence. Every individual life, 
\l rightly Bcrutinized, presents some point of instruction. Indeed, we 


1872.] In Memoriam — John S. Gautler. 5 

may reasonably doubt if any human being ever existed, whether for a 
single hour or for "threescore years and ten," whether a wise man or 
an imbecile, from whom there did not proceed some ray of influence, 
be it great or small, be it good or evil, which — sensibly or insensibly — 
affected the liuppiness or conditions of some otlier individual or indi- 
viduals. The principle of reciprocal influence is unquestionably im- 
pressed upon the human race by the supreme Avisdom of the Creator, 
and is at the same time a stimulating and a conservative force or 
power, indispensable to the progress and happiness of the race. The 
simple lesson which it unfolds to us is, that we so sliould live, what- 
ever our sphere of action may be, that any and all influences proceed- 
ing from us may be such as will benefit our fellow-creatures. 

Mr. Gaulier's education was obtained mostly at the school of a 
Mr. Adams, in Horatio street, and at the Ward School in Gi-eenwich 
avenue, from which he ])assed, in July, 1854, into the employ of the 
New York and Harlem Railroad Company, with which his father had 
been for many years connected ; and here he remained, in various 
positions, tlie last as cashier, until February, 18G1, when the state of 
his health compelled him to relinquish any close attention to biisiness. 

As far back as 1857-'9 his health had been very much impaired, and 
but slight hopes were entertained of his recovery from the pulmonary 
difliculties which were then developed ; but, under the blessing of 
God, he finally regained a promising degree of strength and comfort. 
On the 10th of December, 1802, he united his fortunes in marriage with 
Abbie, only child and daughter of Mr. Frederick and Sarah (Jenkins) 
Cushman, of Dartmouth, but formerly of New Bedford, Mass. She 
was a lineal descendant of Robert Cushman, the Puritan, one of the 
Plymouth colony ; and thus, in the little daughter who Avas born to 
them in J 864, is blended the blood of the chivalric French refugee, the 
stern New England pilgrim, the substantial Dutch burgher, and the 
active English colonist. In 1867, Mr. Gautier was again prostrated 
with sickness, commencing witii sudden and severe hemorrhage from 
the lungs, since whicli his health was, at all times, precarious. Re- 
peated hemorrhages continued to sap the fountains of his life; yet 
prudent care and the tender watchfulness of his family kept the dread 
foe at bay until the latter part of July of the present year, when he 
became so reduced as to necessitate a change of air and scene. On the 
Vth of August, he was conveyed to Pittsfield, Mass., and there, amid 
the grand scenery and bracing air of that mountain season, his health 
somewhat rallied, so tluit he returned to the city in the early part of 
September. For a while he seemed to be better, and to enjoy tlie com- 
forts of his own home; but his vitality was exhausted, and he finally 
yielded the unequal struggle on the 2d of October, 1871. 

Many of our members were absent from town, and not all of the 
others received in time the hurried notice that was sent to them of the 
funeral services ; y^ t there were a few who assembled at our Libra- 
rian's ofllce, opposite to Trinity church-yard, and met the funeral 
cortege at the gateway, following the coffin as it was borne within the 
shadowed aisles of the church. There, with solemn music of organ, 
and sweet-voiced choir of white-robed boys, the last solemn services of 
the Episcopal Church were rendered ; and thence the body of our 
friend was borne to the Gautier family vault, on the southerly side of 

6 In 3Ienioriam—Jo/in S. Gaulier. [January, 

the church-yard. A few moments of reverent waiting at the open 
mouth of the tomb — a few gentle rain-drops falling upon uncovered 
heads from a scarcely clouded October sky — a huslied silence among 
the little group of mourners, as the solemn words of prayer and the 
sweetly-cadenced " Amen " struggled with the overpowering din and 
roar of the neighboring thoroughfare, and John .Stagg Gautieu ''slept 
Avith his fathers," — within the pale of that ancient church by whose 
ministers he had been baptized and married, and in whose communion 
he so much delighted. 

And, in this connection, my mind reverts to last Christmas-eve. It 
happened to be one of our society's regular meeting nights, but so many 
of our meml)c>rs were detained by the inclemency of the weather, 
or by the cares of preparation for the coming festival, that we 
had not a suthcient quorum for the transaction of the usual business. 
The few, therefore, who dropped in out of the storm, resolved them- 
selves into an informal meeting, drew their chairs cozily around tlie 
pleasant fire, which crackled and blazed in yonder fire])lace, and 
speedily yielded to the glow of warmth and good-fellowship born of 
the place and the hour. The conversation became general, and some- 
how drifted into a pleasant chat about old families, old grave-yards, 
and grave-yard inscriptions, etc., and I well remember liow Mr. Gau- 
tier told us his experience of the past summer in superintending some 
repairs in his family vault in Trinity yard. On this and other topics 
to which he adverted in tli(> course of the evening, he spoke Mith more 
than usual animation and feeling, unconsciously revealing a delicacy 
of sentiment aiid expression which characterized his conversation in 
his liappiest moods; and in my mind hereafter the hallowed associa- 
tions connected with Christmas-eve will be blended on each recurring 
anniversary with tender and pleasant memories of him. 

Of Mr. (Jautier's ]irivate and domestic life we have scarcely the 
right to s|)eak, since none of us were sufficiently intimate with him. 
Yet the occasional glimpses we had of him in liis cozy, tastefully fur- 
nished home at No. 150 West Forty-fifth street, together with what 
we ourselves knew of the man, left no doubt as to its being a happy 
life ; and that as son, brotlier, husband, and father, he was as tenderly 
true to family ties as we knew him to be to his official duties with us. 

As a fellow-member and a most highly esteemed officer of this soci- 
ety, we may speak more fully. He came to us in the latter part of 
our first year, unsolicited, and indeed a stranger to all of us, drawn 
hither simply b}^ sympathy of tastes and piu'suits. He was admitted 
to membership on the i:]th of November, 1860; and, though retiring in 
demeanor, speedily won our respect and developed an aptitude for the 
detail of societj' business which promised well for the interests of the 
then infant society. On the 21st of January, 1870, less than two 
months from the date of his admission as a member, he was elected by 
the society a trustee, and was by the IJoard elected Kecording Secre- 
tary, both of which offices had been vacated by the resignation of one 
of the original incorporators. He accepted the positions, to both 
of whicli h(i was re-elected in January, and every xlay, to that of his 
death, proved the fitness of the selection. As a Trustee he was very 
punctual in attending meetings of tlie Board, or of its committees; 
deeply interested in everything which affected tlie interests of the 

1872.] In Meraoriam — John S. Gautier. 7 

Society, and anxious that it should maintain a distinctive New York 
character. While gracefully deferent to superior age, or to what he 
deemed to he superior exp'crience, he Avas also decided in his own 
views. His opinions were carefully formed and expressed, and once 
pronounced were tenaciously held. His sense of propriety was keen 
and true, the oftspring of a thoroughly gentlemanly nature, and it 
united with his modesty to temper the enthusiasm which evidently 
underlaid his character. 

As a recording secretary, he was invaluable. lie brought to this 
department of his duty an acquaintance with parliamentary forms, and 
with the clerical detail pertaining to such work, rarely found in one so 
young, and for which he was probably indebted to his long business 
connection with the railroad corporation before referred to. The So- 
ciety's records, reports, memoranda and papers of various sorts, during 
his incumbency of the office, are models of accuracy, perspicuity, 
method, and neatness; while to his perfect knowledge of the proper 
methods of procedure I gratefully acknowledge my indebtedness for 
frequent aid in the discharge of my duties as your presiding officer. 
He was, indeed, my "right-hand man" on all public occasions; for 
the work of each evening was always carefully arranged by him in 
advance ; the proper pap'ers were placed in order ready for my hand ; 
and if I expressed, or if he detected in me, any doubt as to the proper 
course of action, in emergency, a look, a whispered word, or a hastily 
penciled line from the dark-eyed, quietly observant young man at my 
elbow would invariably afford me the needed clue. Any presiding 
officer can appreciate the value of such assistance. To me he was, 
perhaps, brought nearer by the nature of his official duties than to 
some others, alid I had learned to lean upon him. From him, also, I 
received much personal sympathy at a time when I felt the need of it ; 
yet it was sympathy never framed in words, but rather intimated, as 
it were, by the tone of voice, by the kindly pressure of the hand, by 
the delicate anticip.ation of my wishes, which made me conscious that 
" a friend was near." His performance of duty went far beyond what 
was absolutely required of him— far beyond the limit of his physical 
strength; but the remonstrances of his family, and the kindly proffers 
made by his fellow-members of the Society, to relieve him of a portion 
of his duties, were firmly waived ; and it was not until the very day of 
his departure for Pittsfield that he avowed to his sister his final deter- 
mination to relinquish his official position as our secretary— a deter- 
mination which he sadly acknowledged was forced upon him, in spite 
of his own wishes, by the conviction that he could no longer do jus- 
tice to its duties. Through the entire course of his last illness, his 
mind seemed to work with uncommon and increasing clearness and 
vigor, and he worried much about the detail of various branches of 
the Society's work which he had been obliged to relinquish. Friendly 
hands, among our number, were endeavoring to relieve hiui from this 
source of anxiety, but still he felt that no one could do his work so 
well as himself; and every opportunity of returning strength was 
employed by him, with the help of some of the members of his family, 
in arranging and closing up all the Society's matter in his hands, in 
such a manner that they might be easily taken up and carried along 
after his death; for, I believe that he wa's himself fully conscious that 

S In Memoriam — John S. Gautier. [January, 

his life-work was done — not that he spoke of it, but because the con- 
dition in wliich all his business, private or official, was found at his 
death bore evidence of his having labored as one who knoweth that 
" the night cometh in which no man can Avork." Such was the minute- 
ness with which memoranda had been prepared, cash accounts digested, 
minutes written up, various items of property designated, even the 
unused postage-stamps separated according as they Avere designed for 
the Society or the Publication Committee's use, that the officers of the 
board found not the slightest difficulty in taking up the work as he 
had laid it down. The last minutes of the Society, recorded by him, 
are those of May the 27th of the present year, and the notes of the 
subsequent meeting of June 10th were found in his manuscript. 

It is in connection, however, with the Recoi;d, the quarterly 
journal jjublished by the Society, that Mr. Gautier most emphatically 
reared a monument to himself more enduring than mai'ble or brass. 
In December, 1869, just after his entrance among us, we had publish- 
ed a " Bulletin,'' — designed to be a semi-occasional means of commu- 
nication between the Society and genealogists at lai'ge. Mr. Gautier's 
quick precejttion saw in this little eight-page pamphlet the germ of a 
magazine which would open a ncAv held of usefulness to the Society ;. 
and, at his suggestion, and on the basis of certain financial calculations 
presented by him, the Jkdietin, in January IS'/O, took the more 
ambitious form of a quarterly, with eight pages and a cover. Mr. 
Gautier Avas one of the Publication Committee, and devoted himself 
with entliusiasm to its care. It Avas his pet and his pride ; and, when, 
at the close of last year, the books shoAved a balance in its favor, 
both of reputation and finances, he ])res(iitcd to us a carefully elabor- 
ated proposition for the enlargement of tlie journal, and for the 
formation of a ''Record Club," Avliich should relieve the Society from 
the res])onsibi!ity of its publication. In all these matters he dis- 
played a remarkable degree of financial ability; his enthusiasm never 
exceeded the limits of prudence ; his calculations and estimates were 
ahvays so elaborated as to present the subject under discussion in 
various lights; and the result has been, that the Recced, conducted 
on his plans, and ably seconded by the experience of our Executive 
Committee, has, at the close of its present year, attained a position 
of permanency which, as avc believe, opens to us a broad and inviting 
field of usefulness. Kor Avas the influence of our friend less apparen't 
in the literary department of the Recced than in its business conduct. 
His rare good taste, his unremitting labor, by day and by night, over 
MSS. and proof-sheets, as Avell as the facility with which he managed the 
correspondence, of Avhich much the largest portion devolved upon him, 
left its impress upon every page of our favorite journal. And he had 
the satisfaction of knoAving, before he died, that his anticipations had 
been realized, and that the Recced had done more than any one 
thing else to advance the best interests of the Society a\ hich he so 
dearly loved. Again I repeat, the Recced is his monument. He 
was, at the time of his death, a member of the Council of the Record 
Club, and chairman of its Publication Committee. 

It remains now^ only to speak of him as a genealogist. We, 
who were most intimately connected with him in the conduct 
of the Record, soon found that his judgment was excellent, his criti- 

1872.] In Memoriam — John S. Gautier. 9 

cism severe, his power of analysis keen, and his enthusiasm unbounded. 
Yet, such Avas his modesty that he never spoke of his own work, and 
never seemed fully to appreciate the value of what he had done. It 
was not until after his death that I knew how much substantial gene- 
alogical work this young man had accomplished. Then I found a 
series of small quarto volumes, copiously hlled, in his very neat chirog- 
raphy, with clearly arranged and quite full genealogies and genealog- 
ical memoranda of nearly all of the principal families from which he 
derived his descent on both sides. Of the Gautier and !Stof/g families ; 
of the Ten Eycls, descendants of Conrad Ten Eyck, who came to 
America about 1650; of Stoictenhurghs, descendants of Peter, first of 
the name in this country ; there are very full genealogies ; of the 
Crosjield., Broion^ Z,eary, Van Jlorn, Tovn^ Ilornblencer^ Dickson, 
Evert, Binnrnger, and J^/r/ncAmr? families there are very considerable 
collections of notes ; and, in addition to these, a large quantity of genea- 
logical and biographical material more or less complete. All of these 
are so methodically arranged that it will be comparatively easy for 
some other hand to complete what he had commenced ; and I hope that 
— with the permission of his family — the future pages of our Recced 
may renew his memory to us, by the presentation of some of his labors. 
I may also add that I found among these papers, and in most conve- 
nient form, all the information relative to his family and jn-ivate life 
which I needed in the compilation of the present sketch. I found, 
then, what I had never before known, that Mr. Gautier's love for 
these antiquarian matters dated from his boyhood. It seems first to 
have been developed as a genealogical mania (I use the word in 
its best sense), some six years ago, by the appearance of the Ctish- 
man Genealogy, to which family his wife belonged ; and since that 
time it has been an all-engrossing pursuit. The sister to whom I 
have before referred, and between whom and our friend there seems 
to have been that perfect sympathy of taste and feeling often ob- 
servable between an elder sister and a younger brother, has told 
me that she distinctly remembers the evening, in 1869, when he came 
home to his family, with very evident marks of pleasurable excite- 
ment, saying, "Do you know that there is a genealogical society 
in this city — and I have never known of it until to-day ? " And he 
lost no time in putting himself in communication with us. What he 
was to us — how he loved our work — how well and truly he helped to 
lay the foundations of our institution — from that day to the hour of his 
death — we all know. It is inwrought ineftaceably on our history. " It 
was a positive benefit to have known such a man" was the remark 
made to me, only this morning, by a brother officer, as we consulted 
over some work in which we hitherto had enjoyed his aid and advice. 
My heart echoed the remark. I am thankful to God for having given 
us such a companion — for having given our Society, in its youth, such 
an example. Such lives make us strong, even in their loss. 

10 The. Woodkull Family. [January, 


[In the Line of Jolin, tlie Greut-rrrandson of Richard, the Emigrant.] 

Compiled by AnIhA M. Woodiiull, of Freehold, N. J. Arranged by H. R. 

Stiles, M. D. 

1. Richard Wodhull (the Emigrant),' was born at Thenford, 
County of Northampton, Enghind, !Se])tember 13, 1G20 [a), and emi- 
grated to America }>robal)ly in 1648; on April 29th of whicli year he 
•witnessed an Indian deed at Eastlianipton, L. I. {T/io}))j}son''s Ilist. L. 
/!, i, 294.) He finally h)cated '■ permanently at Setauket, then called 
'Cromwell's Bay, or Ashl'ord," and became one of the most important 
tntizens of that place. ''His particular knowledge in surveying and 
drawing conveyances rendered his services invaluable at that early 
period, and his name is found associated with most of the transactions 
of the town daring his life." In 1663, he represented Setaitket at the 
General Court at Hartford, Conn., in an effort to obtain aid against 
the usurpations of the Dutch ; and, in 1666, was one of His Majesty's 
Justices of the Honorable Court of Assize. He married (probably in 

England) Uebora , and died at Brookhaven, Suffolk County, 

L. i., Oct. 17, 1690 ih). 

2. RuHAiii) WuDiiuLL, 2d" (son of the Emigrant) was born Oct. 9, 
1649; inlierited, by devise, the paternal estate; married, Aug, 19, 
1680, Temperance (dau. of Rev. John) Fordam, of Southaznpton, L. 
I.; was a Justice of the Honorable Court of Assize in 1678, and died 
Oct. 18, 1699. "His knowledge and integrity endeared him to the 
ipeople, and he died much lamented." 

3. RiCHAKi) Wodhull, 3d'' (son of Richard, 2d), was born Nov. 2, 
1691; inherited the paternal estate, by devise ; "was usually called 
■* Justice Wodhull,' and, like his father, was a magistrate for many 
years, and in all respects a highly exemplary gentleman." He mar- 
ried Mary (dau. of John) Roman, who was born 1693, and died Dec. 

._ 27, 1768." Mr. Wodhull died Nov. 24, 1767. 

4. JoHX Woodiiull' (2d son of Richard, 3d), of Brookhaven, Suf- 

(a) The Woodhulls traced their descent, by well-authenticated proofs, from 
Walter Flandrensis, created first Bai'on de Wahull by William the Conqueror, A. 
D. 10G6 ; and alst), by two lines of descent, from King Edward the Second. We 
will not, however, enlarge; upon this fascinating portion of their history, being 
well convinced that the character and ability of the family since its transplanta- 
tion to America furnish it with as noble a crown of honor as any which can be 
■derived from a long line of feudal barons. Among the members of the Woodhull 
families represented in this genealogy (commencing with Richard the Emigrant), 
there have been i^cceii who were clergymen ; eir/lit who were physicians ; jive who 
were judges ; four who were military men; four lawyers ; and of these, twenty 
were graduates of, or received honorary degrees from, colleges — mostly the Col- 
lege of New Jersey, at Princeton, N. J. Of the daughters of these 37 families, 
seven were married to clergymen ; three to physicians ; one to a judge, and tJiree 
to lawyers; and of the fourteen men thus married into the Woodhull family, 
twelve were college graduates. Of children and grandchildren of other than the 
Woodhull name, six were clergymen ; four were i)hysicians ; and ten were col- 
lege graduates. Facts like these show character in a family. 

(h) From this Richard, also, descends another I^ong Island family, of whicli we 
hope, some day, to have an equally good genealogy. Of this family was General 
Nathaniel Woodhull, of Revolutionary fame. 












1872.] The Woodhull Family. II. 

folk County, L. I., married, Nov. 27, 1740, Elizabeth (dau. of Maj. 
William Henry) Smith, of the "Tangier" Smith family. She was 
born at St. George's Manor, L. I., Nov. 12, 1718, and died Dec. 20, 
i761. Mr. Woodliull was born Jan. 15, 1719, and died Jan. 3, 1794. 
He purchased an estate at Miller's Place, L. I., in 1740, now in ])os- 
session of his grandson, Hon. C. L. Woodliull, and Avas, in 1763, a 
Judge of the C<)urt of Common Pleas; and "a gentleman of wealth, 
probity, and distinction." Issi(e : — 

William'' (Rev.), b. Dec. 3,1741, of whom presently. 
JOHN^ (Rev.),b. Jan. 2G, 1744, of whom presently. 
Caleb.s b. Oct. 30, 1745 ; d., unm., Mch. 2G, 1791. 
Merkitt Smith," b. May 23, 1748, of whom pre.sently. 
Henry,^ b. Jnne 25, 1750 ; d. Aug. 14, 1775, 
James,^ b. Oct. 3, 1752, of whom presently. 

11. vii. Elizabeth,'* b. Oct. 2,1754 ; m. Nov. 6, 1780, Mr. Samuel Hopkins, who 

was b. x^pril 4. 1744, and d. Sept. 8, 1807. Mrs. Hopkins d. Nov. 9, 
1795. Issue :—{\) Samuelf' b. Nov. 20. 1781, m. Dec. 11, 1816, 
Maria (dau. of Merritt Smith) Woodhull, b. May 11, 1793 ; 
<2) John,^ b. Nov. 21, 1783, d. Jan. 7, 1800; (3) Dorothea} b. Nov. 21, 
1785. m. April 27.1805. Daniel Davis, and d. 1850, leaving Lester H. 
Dayis,'' who m. Nov. 2'J, 1839, Harriett (dau. of Ezra) Woodhull, and 
had a son, Woodhull Davis"*. ; (4) Sarah, '^ b. Oct. 20, 1786, m. June 23, 
1809, Nathaniel Rowell, M. D., of Brookhaven, L. I., a grad. of Dart- 
mouth Coll., who d. 1827. She d. Mch. 4, 1836. They had 6 children, 
amona" whom one. Rev. Thompson Rowell,' settled at St. Anthony's 
Falls.'Minn., and Rev. Morse Rowell,' of N. Y. City ; (5) WiUiams,^\>. 

July 7, 1788, m. Dayis, and has issue at Ravenswood, L. 1.: (G) 

James,^ b. July 18, 1790, d. inf. ; (7; Gen. CHlhert,^ b. Aug. 1792, d. 1871, 
with i.«sue, among whom is Rev. Judson Hopkins,'' pastor of Calvary 
Church, Newbui\gh, N. Y. ; (8) Ocorge,^ M. D., b. Nov. 23, 1793, m. 
dau. of John Johnson, and has issue. 

12. viii. Gilbert,^ b. Apl 2, 1756, m. Dec. 3, 1797, Ann (dau. of William) Cow- 

ley, who was b. Nov. 16, 1771, and d. 1802. He d. April 14, 1799, with- 
out issue. 

13. ix. Jeffrey Amherst,^ b. Jan. 1, 1759, of whom presently. 

5. Rev. William Woodhull,^ grad. Coll. N. J. 1764; in 1777, occu- 
pied the Black River (now Chester) pulpit, Morris Co., N. J. ; "not 
only preached patriotism, but repeatedly represented his people in the 
Provincial Congress ;" was a member of the Convention which framed 
the first Constitution of New Jersey, in 1787, and died Oct. 24, 1824. 
He m., May 3, 1767, Elizabeth (dau. of Esq. William) Hedges, of East- 
hampton, L. I., who was b. Mch. 27, 1749, and d. Sept. 13, 1825. 
Issue : — 

14. i. William^ (Esq.), b. June 3, 1768, of whom presently. 

15. ii. Jeremiah,^ b. June 22, 1770, of whom presently. 

151^ iii. Elizabetu.6 b. Feb. 23, 1773, m. Mch. 12. 1788, Joseph Hedges, M.D., who 
y.-as b. Dec. 31, 176G ; residence, Chester, N. J. Issue : — (1) William 
Woodhull,'' M. D., b. Sept. 6, 1790, m. Jan. 5, 1813, Jane (dau. of 
James) English, of Monmouth Co., N. J., who was b. Nov. 15, 1793, 
and d. May S, 1856 ; had seven children, of whom Joseph Hedges^ 
was a physician, and Mary Anu^ m. Rey. John A. Todd, f)f Tarrytown,- 
N. Y. ; (2) Mary Miller,'' b. Dec. 14, 1792, d. Aug. 26, 1804 ; (3) Harah 
WoodhnU,'' b. Feb. 24, 1796, m. Rev. Abrara Williamson, of Walnut 
Grove, N. J., a grad. Coll. N. J., 1818, whod. 1869; (4) StepJien,' b. 
Feb. 15, 1798, m. Rachel Ann Baldwin ; (5) Henry, ^ b. Jan. 26, 1803, 
m. Mary Ann Topping, and had son, Rey. Charles Eyart Hedges,* 
grad. of Coll. N. J., 1855, and Pruiceton Theol. Sem., 185S, who d. at 
Marysville, Cal., July, 1860 ; (G) Mary Elizabeth,'' b. Aug. 16, 1808^ m. 
Rev! Ezekiel Quillan, of Ipava, 111., a grad. of Union Coll., N. Y., 

12 The Woodhull Family. [January, 

and Princeton Theol. Sem., I806 ; (7) Mary Miller ; (8) Sarah Wood- 

16. iv. John,* b. April 25, 1774, of whom presently. 

17. V. HANNAii Smith," b. Aug. 22, 177G, m. Feb. 9, 1797, Richard Hunt, b. 

June 17, 1778. Mrs. Hunt, d. April 28, 1805. Issue :—{\) Ann 
Eliza,'' b. Dec. 14, 1797, d. Jan. 22, 1804: (2) Caroline Woodhull,'' b. 
Dec. 30, 1799, m. Mahlon Ward ; (3) Mary Sophia Woodhull,'' b. June 
14, 1803, m. R. C. Chandler. 

18. vi. Henky Hedges," b. July 11, 1779, of whom presently. 

19. vii. TEMPEKANCE,''b. Jan. 22, 1782, m Topping. IS' o issue. 

20. viii. Mary Sophia," b. Sept. 24, 1784, m. Sept. 8, 1805, Richard Hunt. 

Iss\ie:—(X) Stephen Richard,'' b. Sept. 21,1806; {2) John Spofford,'' 
b. Mch. 9, 1813. 

21. ix. MEHETABLE,"'b. June 26, 1787, in. Dec. 5, 1811, Jared Hains, who wat. 

b. Nov. 4, 1766. Issue :—(l) Ilukhih //oirard,'' b. Oct. 29, 1812 ; (2) 
Caleh Gilbert Woodhull;^ b. S(>])t. 5. 1814 ; (3) James,'' b. Nov. 26, 1816 ; 
(4) William Woodhull,'' b. Mch. 1, 1819; (5) 3Iary Mizabeth,'' b. Julv 
4, 1824. 

22. X. Caleb Gilbert," b. Oct. 30, 1792 ; d. Aug, 8, 1814. 

6. Rev. John Woodhull, D. D./ received a classical education 
under the Rev. Caleb Smith, his maternal uncle, who resided at 
Newark Mountain, N. J. ; when about sixteen years of age, became 
seriously impressed, and while a student in the College of New Jersey, 
then under the presidency of Dr, Finley, became a believer in Christ's 
paving grace. In the year 1766, he received the degree of A. B., and 
went to Fags Manor to ])ursue his theological studies with Rev. John 
Blair; was licensed to preach in August, 1768, by the Presbytery of 
New Castle, and received several calls, from which lie chose that of the 
Laycock Congregation, Lancaster Co., Pa., where he was ordained 
Aug. 1, 1770. On May 28, 1772, he was married to Sarah (only child 
of Capt. George) Spoiford, of Philadelphia. In 1779, he became pastor 
of thePresb. Church at Freehold, N. J.; in 1780, was made a trustee of 
the Coll. of N. J., to which institution he devoted his most unremitting 
and faithful attention. In 1798, he received the degree of D. D. from 
Yale College ; and was an acknowledged authority in ecclesiastical 
matters. For many years he conducted a grammar school (discon- 
tinued in 1792), from which were sent forth some of the best minds 
that have adorned the bar, the pulpit, and the official positions of the 
country. He was prominent and unwearying in his devotion to the 
Theological Seminary at Princeton ; a sincere and earnest friend of the 
Bible cause, and of all foi'ius of moral and educational reform ; eminent 
as a scholar; of sincere, living piety, with great breadth of mind and 
of culture. Amiable in all the family and social relations, he Avielded 
an immense influence, not only in his native State, but throughout the 
whole extent of the denomination with Avhich he was connected. He 
was also a true patriot, and when, during his pastorate in Pennsylvania, 
every man in his parish went out to meet the enemy, he accompanied 
them as chaplain. He died at Freehold, N. J., Nov. 22, 1824, {^ee ser- 
mon jjreacJied at Freehold., K. J.,JVbv. 25, 1824, on liis death, by Rev. 
Isaac V. Brown, A. M. ; Sjiragiie'' s Ajinals of the American Fidpit, 
iii. 304 ,* 7YTrilenc's Jlist. /Sermon/ Prof. Giget''s Centennial Address 
before (Jliosophlc Society of Coll. N. J.^ June, 1865). Mrs. Sarah 
Spofford Woodhull was b. Oct. 26, 1749 ; d. Oct. 14, 1827, She was 
a stepdau. of the Rev. Gilbert Tennent, one of the most eminent, 
devoted, and successful ministers of the American Church, and wat? 

}872.] The Woodhull Family, ' 13 

herself a most excellent woman, oi' a sound, practical mind, and of 
ardent, active piety. Issue : — 

23. i. George Spofford<^ (Rev.), b. Mcli. ;>i, 177o, at Laycock, Pa., of whom 

34 ii. .JoiiN,« b. July 10, 1776; d. same date, at Lavcock, Pa. 

35. iii. WiLiJAJi Heniiy.'J b. Dec. 1. 1778. d. Sept. G, 1798, at Laycock, Pa. 

36. iv. SAKArr,« b. Mcli. 28. 1781, at Freehold, N. J., m. Sept. 3. 1800. Major 

William Gordon (.son of Joseph) Forman, of Shrewsbury, Mon- 
mouth Co., N. J., a grad. of Coll. of X. J., in 1780 ; Counsellor-at- 
law; b. June 22, 1770, and d. at Lexinfftou. Ky., Oct. 3, 1812. Mrs. 
Sarah Woodhull Forman d. at Natchez, Miss., Nov. lo, 1811. Issue : — 
(1) Sam/iWoodhiai,' b. Mch. 16, 1808, m. Apl. 29, 1829, Rev. Clifford 
Smith Arms (son of Samuel), of Canaan, N. Y., a grad. of Union 
Coll., N. Y., 1834, and Princeton Theol. Sem., 1820 ; pastor of Pres. 
Ch.. Madison, N. J., 1832-'.50 ; of Pres. Ch., Ridgebury, Orange Co., 
N. Y., 18.j0-'0o. He was b. June 4, 1790. d. Sept. 25, 1863. Issue : — 
Gilbert Woodhull,'^ b. Feb. 17, 1834, d. Sept. 1, 1834 ; Clifford Hast- 
in^s« b. Sept. 15, 1838, d. May 31. 1843. 

37. V. John Tennent'^ (M. D.), b. Aug. 34, 1786, at Freehold, N. J., of whom 


38. vi. (jiLBEUT Smith'' (M. D.), b. Jan. 11, 1704, at Freeliold. N. J., of whom 


8. Mekriit Smitlf Woodhull,* inherited the paternal estate at Mil- 
ler's Place, L. I. ; m. Mch, 1, 1778, Mary (dau, of Esq. Samuel) Davis. 
She was b. Dec. 12, 1757, and d. Mch. 26, 1840. He d. Nov. 29, 1815. 
Issue : — 

39. i. John,*' b. Juno 3, 1784, m. Hannah (dau. William) Helme, and 'd. July 

31, 1837, without issue. 

30. ii. Samuel,^ b. Mch, 3. 1780, d. Apl, 18, same vear. 

31. iii. Hannah,^ b. Feb. 13, 1787, d. Jan. 37, 1793. 

32. iv. James Smith,« b. April 36, 1790, d. April 35, 1796. 

33. V. Caleb SMrrH« (Hon.), b. Feb. 30, 1793, of whom presently. 

34. vi. Maria,** b. May 11, 1793, m. Dec. 11, 1816, Samuel Hopkins (her cousin), 

who was b. Nov. 20,1781. Issue: — (1) Op/ic^i'a,'' m. Edwin Miller ; 
(3) Sarah' m. Ezra King, Jr.; (.!}) Mary''; (4) Louisa''; (5) Qeorge} ; 
(6) SaraucP. 

35. vii, Sarah,'' b. Jan. 18. d. April 29, 1796. 

36. viii. Chaxiles," b. Sept. 38, 1790, of whom presently. 

37. ix. Albert,^ b. June 4, 1798, of whom presently. 

10. James Woodhull," m. Sept. 16, 1782, Keturah (dan. of Esq. 
Selah) StroHo^, of New York City. She was b. Nov. 4, 1761, and d. 
Aug. 13, 1790. lie m. (2d), Oct.'^6, 1792, Hannah (dau, of Thomas) 
Helme, She was b. 1757, and d. Feb. 13, 1831, He d. Sept. 11, 1798. 
Resided in New York City. Issue : — 

38. i. Elizabeth," b. Sept. 3, 1784 ; m. Geo. Griswold, of New York City, an 

East India merchant (firm of N. L. & G. Griswold, familiarly known 
on South street as •' No Loss and Great Gain"), Avho was b. March 6, 
1777, and d. Sept. 5, 1859. They had issue:— (1) Maria,'' \\\\o ra. 
Woodward Havens, and d. 1870 ; (3) Cornelia,'' who m. Mrs. Elizabeth 
Griswold d. March 23, 1810. 
89. ii. Selah Strong'' (Rev.), b. Au<t. 4, 1786, of wliom presently. 

40. iii. J.uiES'*, b. Aug. 5, 1798 ; d. 1848. 

13. Jeffrey Amherst Woodhull," m. Nov. 3, 1784, Elizabeth (dau. 
of William) Davis. She was b. Oct. 16, 1 765, and d. Feb. 9, 1843. He 
d. Jan, 19, 1839. Issxie:— 

41. i, William,^ b, Oct. 13, 1785, of whom presently. 

14 The Woodlmll Family. [January. 

42. ii. ELiZABETn," b. Dec. JJ. 1701 ; d. Dec. 20, 1834. 

43. iii. Smith,'' ]). Marcli 27, 1797, of whom presently. 

14. Wir.LiAM WooDHUi.L,^ m. June 80,1790, IJuth (daii. of Jared) 
Mains. She was b. Aiig. oJ, 1772, and d. Jam- 25, 18G0. lie d. Sept. 
6,1846. Lssne: — 

44. i. J,\MEH ITains,"!). March 28, 1791, of whom presently. 

45. ii. Maktiia Smith,'' h. Oct. 12, 1794 ; d. Sept. 24, 18(50. ' 

46. iii. Elizabeth Hedges,'' b. Sept. lo, 1796 ; m. Oct. 3, 1821, Samuel Hedges, 

of Chester, N. J., who was b. Nov. 20, 1794. Issue :—{V) Harriet 
WoodhnU.'' b. Aug. 4, 1823 ; {2} Amanda,^ m. .letfry Miller ; (3) Oeor</e ;» 
(4) Mir in. ^ 

47. iv. Maky Hains,'' b. Sept. 15, 1798. 

48. V. Sarah Si'Ofeokh,'' b. Aug. 28, 1800; m. (1st) Elias Nichols, April 23, 

1823, who was b. May, 1798, and d. Sept. 23, 1828; m. (2d) George 
Miller, of Cincinnati, O. (son of John B. Miller, of Madison, N. J.), 
whod. iSG8, She d. 1869. Isstce :—{\) William WoodhuU,{2) diaries 
Ilains ; (3) Ruth Woodkull, ni. Aug. 1854, (TieorjT(!(son of Archibald) 
Sayre, of Madison, N. J. ; (4) Hvldah llovdl, m. John B. Miller. 

49. vi. WiLi,iAM Hkdcies,'' b. Sept. 13, 1802, of whom presently. 

50. vii. Jai!EI> ains,'' b. July 24, 1804 : d. Nov 8, 1805. 

51. viii. Jaked Haiks,'' b. Mav 24, 1806 ; of whom presently. 

52. ix. Hui.dah Howell, b. June 19, 1809 ; d. April 10, 1816. 

15. Jeeemiah WooDiiiiLL," ni. Jan. s, 1705, Hannah CorAvin, who 
was b. McIl 28, 17'73. He d. Oct. 30, 1824. I.^aue:— 

53. i. Elizabeth Smith,'' b. Dec. 16, 1795; m. April 27, 1815, Peter Brown, 

who was b. May 8, 1794. Fssue ;— (1) Cntluirine, b. July 7, 1816 ; (2) 
William Henry, b. Julv 18, 1818. Family residence, Chester, N. J. 

54. ii. Sakah,' b. May i, 1798. 

55. iii. William IlENiiv.^ b. Sept. 17, 1801 ; d. Mch.27, 1813. 

56. iv. Nancy Cokwin,'' b. Mav 19, 1804 ; m. • Penddeu. 

57. V. Mary Sovhia,'' b. Oct. 13, 1807 ; m Wilson. 

16. John Woodhull.* m. Feb. 25, 1790, Mary Larison, who was. 
h. Mch. 30, 1777. Issue:— 

58. i. Benjamin I'itney,'' b. May 3, 1797, of whom presently. 

59. ii. William Smith,'' b. June 9, 1799, of whom presently. 

18. Hknky Hedgfs WoomuLL," m. (1st) Nancy (dau. of William) 
Kirkpatrick, of ]\[onmouth, N. J., ISIoIl 17, 1801. * She was b. Dec. */, 
1782, and d. 3Iay 7, 1807. Hem. (2d) Catharine Eoff, April 10, 1809, 
who was b. Jan. 4, 1790. lasue : — 

00. i. Mary Ann,'' 1). Mch. 23, 1803 ; m. John (eon of John) Suydam, of N. J. ; 
died without issue. 

61. ii. Nancy Kirkpatrick,'' b. April 14, 1807, d. Sept. 23, same vear. 

()2. iii. John Henry,'' b. April 21, 1810 ; grad. Coll. N. J., 1831, Couuscllor-at- 
Law; d. Sept. 19, 1840. 

03. iv. Sarah Forman,' \\ Feb. 5. 1812, m. 1841, John Redding, of Fleming- 
ton, N. J. ; has dau. i/rtry AnnJ* b. Jan. 1, 1851. 

23. (Rev.) George Spofford Woodhull,* was educated at the 
grammar school established by Ids father at Freehold, N. J. ; grad. 
Coll. N. J., 1790. His first inclination was for the law, whicdi he 
studied for nearly two years after his graduation ; but then changed 
bis mind, and commenced the study of medicine, with the venerable 

1872.] The Woodhull Family. 15- 

Dr. Moses Scott, of New Brunswick, for about a year, attending lec- 
tures also in New York City ; but his conversion led Inra to feel that 
the Church Avas his proper field, and he accordingly commenced, about 
the summeer of 1794, the study of theology with his father; was 
licensed by the Pres. of New, Brunswick, Nov, 14, 1797, and on the 
6th of June, 1798, was ord. pastor of the Presb. Church, Cranberry,. 
N. J., where he served until 1820. He was pastor of First Pres^ 
Church, Princeton, N. J., from 1820 till 1832. He m., June 4, 1799,. 
Gertrude (dau. of Col. John) Neilson, of New Brunswick, N. J. ; she 
was b, April 25, 1780 ; d, Feb. 13, 180b\ Rev. George Spolford Wood- 
hull d. Dec. 25, 1834. See /Sermon jveac/ud in his mcnwri/, in Pres, 
Church, .Prince/on, K J., Jan. 18, 18;j5, Inj jSarnvd 3IiUer, JJ. J). 
Issue : — 

64. i. William Henry' (Rev.), b. March 4, 1802, of whom presently. 

65. ii. Cornelius Neilson.'^ b. Mav 16, 1803 ; d. Nov. 5, 1824. 

06. iii. John Keilson (M. D.)" b. July 25. 1807 ; grad Coll. N. J., 1828, and at 
Jefferson Med. Cf)ll., Pbila ; d. Jan. 12, 1867 ; bequeathed to his AlmO' 
Mater the sum of .$40,000, for the foundation of a " John Neilson: 
Woodhull Professorship." 

67. iv, Alfred Alexander" (M. D.), b. Mch. 25, 1810, of whom presently. 

27. Joiix Texnent "Woodhull,'^ ]\1. D., received a classical educa- 
tion under his father; grad. Med. Univ. of Phil. 1812; the same year- 
received the degree of M. A. from the Coll. N. J.; State Senator,, 
1825; Judge of'the Court of Common Pleas. He m, Jan. 22, 1812^ 
Ann (third dau. of Col. William) Wikoff, of Monmouth Co., N. J.. 
She was b. July 5, 1793, and d. Feb. 3, 1852. Dr. John Tennent 
Woodhull d. Nov. 18, 1869. Issue: — 

68. i. William Wickoff,'' b. 1812, d. June 16, 1813. 

69. ii. Matilda Wickoff,'' b. Nov. 3, 1813. m. Sept. 21, 183G, Joseph (son of. 

Elijah) Combs, of Monmouth, who was b. 1811 ; grad. Coll. N. J. 
1833 ; Counselor-at-Law, and in 1860 app. Judg-e of Court of Errors. 
Mrs. Combs d. Mav 24, 1864. Jsme .•— (1) Ann Amelia,^ b. June 27,. 
1837, d. Nov. 9, 1842 ; (2) John Woodhull^ b. Jan. 16, 1840, d. Dec. 28,. 
1842 ; (3; Willinm Sutplu-n,'' b. Fe]>. 15. 1842 ; grad. Coll. N. J., I860;, 
m. July 5. 1871, Virginia (dau. of Dr. John K.) C(mover, of Freehold,, 
N. J. ; (4) Julia IFoodhitU,^ b. Aug. 26,1847; (5) 0'(or(/e Woodhull/' 
b. Mch. 23, 1853, d. Dec. 31, 1854. 

70. iii. GEORCiE SroFFORD' (Hon.), b. Dec. 25, 1814, of whom presently, 

71. iv. Julia,' b. -^ ch. 25, 1816, m. Nov., 1837, Rev. James Clarke, D. D., of 

Philadelphia, grad. of Univ. Penia., and of Princeton Theol. Sem. 
1832 : Pres. Wash. Coll., Penn., 1851-^53. I.s.wc :—{l) Anna Jiilia,^ 
b. Dec. 1837, d. Oct. 29, 1840 ; (2) Bobert Woodhull^ (M. D.), b. Nov. 
27, 1840, grad. Coll. N. J. ; and Med. Univ. Penn., Surgeon U. S. N., 
1864. Mrs. Clarke d. Dec. 16. 1840. 

72. V William Wickoff' (Ph. D.). b. July 28.1817, grad. Coll. N. J. 1833, from 

which Coll. he rec. deg. of " Doctor in Pliihjsophy." 1867 ; m. Apl. 6, 
1852, Ellen Conover (dau. Nath. S.) W^'koff, of Freehold, N. J. She 
was b. May 25, 1825, and d. Aug. 1, 1870, without issue. 

73. vi. John,'' b. Jan. 25, 1819, d. Sept. 13, 1822. 

74. vii. Maria Scudder,' b Mch. 20. 1820, m. J'uly 12, 1849, Gilbert Combs 

(son of Elijah) ; grad. Coll.N. J. 1846, Counselor-at-law, and b. Jan. 
29, 1826. issue .-—(I) John Woodhull^ b. Feb. 14. 1851 ; (2) Gilbert 
lennent? b Mch. 9, 1853, d. Jan. 24, 1854 ; (3) Annie Wikoff Comba,^ 
b. Aug..5, 1854 ; (4) J^dia Woodhull? b. Feb. ;. d. June 18, 1856. 

75. viii. Charles Frederick,' b, Aug. 4, 1831, grad, Coll. N. J., 1842. 

76. is. John,' b. AprU 5, 1823. 

16 The Woodhull Family. [January, 

77. X. Hannah Wikoff," b. Jan. 24, 1820. 

78. xi. Gilbert Tennent^ (Rev.), b. Feb. \^, 1837, of whom presently. 

79. xii. Ann Amelia,'' b. Oct. 7, 1829, d. April 9, 18;]2. 

80. siii. Sakaii Wikopp,' b. April 1, 1830, d. Jan. 1(5, 1831. 

81. xiv. Addison Waddell'' (M. D,), b. Aug. 13, 1831, of wliom presently. 

28. Gilbert Smitii Woodhull,'' M. D., received a classical education 
under the instruction of his father; grad. at Jefterson Med. Coll., 
Phila., 1817 ; received honorary degree of M. A. from Coll, N. J., 1823 ; 
was President of N. J. State Med. Soc. , 182-5 • nominee for State 
Senator, Oct., 1830. lie m. Nov. 2.5, 1817, Charlotte (fourth dau. of 
Col. William) Wikoff, of Monmouth Co., X. J. She was b. April 15, 
1795, and d. Jan. 11, 1862. He d. Oct. 13, 1830. Issue:— 

82. i. Henkt William Beck' (M D.), b. Oct. 3, 1819, of whom presently. 

83. ii. Sarah Spofford,'' b. Aug. 15, 1821 ; m. Nov. 25, 1846, Barberie 

Throckmorton (son of Judge Thomas), of Freehold, X. J., who wasb. 
Mch. 11, 1813. She d. Jan. 21, 1870. Issue :—{\) Henry Woodhull,^ 
b. Sept. 26, 1847 ; (2) Thomas Clifford,^ b. Oct. 9, 1855 ; (3) Gilbert 
Woodhull*, b. Nov. 19, 1857 ; d. May 9. 1861 ; (4) Frances Elizabeth,^ 
b. Jan. 30, 1853. Mr. B. Throckmorton d. Jan. 21, 1870. 

84. iii. Anna Matilda Wikoff.' 

85. iv. Charlotte Gilberta.' 

33. Caleb Smith Woodhull*, grad. Yale College, 1812; was a 
Counselor-at-Law ; was in the army in 1814; adm. to the N. Y. bar in 
1817; in 1837, was elected to the Common Council from the second 
ward, and sat in that body until 1844, being its president in 1843, In 
1844, was one of the Presidential electors of the State of N. Y.; Mayor 
of the City for one term, 1849-'51; and was subsequently Pres. of the 
Saratoga and Rensselaer V\. Ii. Co. He m. (1st) Dec. 15, 1813, Lavinia 
(dau. of George) Nostrand, w^ho d. without issue, Feb. 19, 1818; he 
m. (2d), Dec. 30, 1830, Harriet (dau. of Abraham) Pardon, who was b. 
1800, and d. April 25,1863. He d. .July 16, 1866, at his birthplace, 
Miller's l*lace, I.. I. Tssve. :— 

86. i. Abraham Fardon,' b. Jan. 22, 1836; d. April 6, 1849. 

87. ii. Charles llEXRy,' b. Dec. 29, 1838. 

88. iii. Harriet,' b. June 14. 1841. 

36. Charles Woodhull" m. his cousin Mary (dau. of James) Wood- 
hull, of Wading River. Issue: — 

89. i. Merritt Smith (Capt.) 

37. Albert WooDnuix," m.,Dec. 28, 1829, Sarah (dau. of Benjamin) 
Cheetham, who d. Aug. 31, 1833. Air. Albert Woodhull d. Aug. 30, 
1 860. Issue : — 

90. i. Albert Cheetham," b. Apl. 24, 1831 ; d. Aug. 8,1861, leaving one child. 

39. Rev. Selah Stroxg Woodhull,* at the death of his lather, 
though only 12 yrs of age, Avas in the Freshman Class of Columbia 
Coll., New York City, but was removed to Yale Coll. wdiere he gi-ad. 
in 1802 ; studied theol. under his uncle. Rev. Dr. John Woodhull, of 
Freehold, N. J., and such were his proficiency and precocity of mind 
that he was licensed to preach by the New Brunswick Pres. when in 
his nineteenth year ; was first settled, for a year, at Boundbrook, N. J. ; 

1872.] The Woodhull Famihj. 17 

then (1806) over the First R. D. Church of Brooklyn, KY,; received 
degree of D. D. from Yale College, 1806 ; was elected Prof, of Ecclesi- 
astical History, Government and Pastoral Theology in Theo. Sem. in 
the R. D. Church, New Brunswick, N. J., and Prof, of Metaphysical 
Philosophy and Philos. of the Human Mind in Rutgers College, New 
Brunswick, N. J., 1825. In order to pay more attention to these im- 
portant duties, he resigned his pastorate at Brooklyn, and also the 
secretaryship of the American Bible Society, Avhich he had held for 
many years, and removed to New Brunswick in 1825; but his promis- 
ing career of xisefulness was suddenly closed by his death, Feb. 2*7, 
1826. He m. Nov. 10, ISOT, Cornelia (dau. of Dr. John) Van Cleve, 
of Princeton, N. J., whod. Jan. 3, 1841. Issue: — 

91. i. Geoege GmswoLD,' b. Oct. 15, 1808 ; d. Oct. 20, 1809. 

93. ii. Eliza Ketukah,' b. June 30, 1811 ; m. July 20, 1831, Eev. Jonathan B. 
Condit, D. D., of Newark, N. J., grad. Coll. N. J., 1827, and Princeton 
Theol. Sem. 1839 ; inaugurated Prof, of Pastoral Tlieol. in Lane Sem. 
Cincinnati, O., in 1851 ; in 1855, app. Prof, of Sacred Rhetoric and 
Past. Theol. in Auburn Theo. Sem. ; in 1861, Moderator of Gen. As- 
sembly, N. S. Presb. Mrs. Condit d. Jan. 7, 1835. Issue : — (1) Maria 
Louise? b. Sept. 1, 1833 ; d. Mch. 23, 1834; (3) Selah Strong Wood- 
hull,^ b. Dec. 7, 1834 ; d. Mch. 15, 1835. 

93. iii. Matilda Gkiswold,' b. Jan. 11, 1814 ; m. April 11, 1837, James G. Nut- 

man, grad. Coll. N. J., 1831, and he d. May 37, 1869. Issue :— (1) 
Cornelia Dayton^, b. Feb. 4, 1838 ; (3) Oliver Craig\ b. Sept. 34, 1839 ; 
(3) Matilda Grisicold? b. Mch. 30, 1841 ; d. Sept. 33d, same yr. ; (4) 
James Gardiner ? b. April 15, 1843 ; (5) Matilda Woodhull,^ b. Mch 
31, 1844 ; (6) Sarah Lavinia Strong^, b. Nov. 11, 1845 ; d. Feb. 10, 1848. 

94. iv. Sarah Strong\ b. Jan. 19, 1815 ; m.. May 7, 1836, her brother-in-law, 

Kev. Jonathan B. Condit, D. D. Issue :—{l) Eliza Maria^, b. July 38, 
1837 : (3) A7ina Louisa Payson,^ b. Mch. 14, 1839 ; (3) Sarah Jane^, b. 
July 37, 1841 ; (4) Alice Strong,^ b. Dec. 31, 1844. 

95. V. Cornelia Von Cleve'', b. Dec. 31, 1816 ; d. Oct. 35, 1819. 

96. vi. Jane Green,' b. July 31, 1818 , d. Sept. 5, 1840. 

97. vii. Cornelia Van Cleve'', b. July 18, 1835 ; m., Aug. 34, 1847, Josiah L, 


41. WiLLLAM Woodhull,® m. Mch. 17, 1807, Julia Ann Brown, who 
d. Oct. 12, 1812 ; m. (2d) Jan. 19, 1815, Phebe (dau. of Jacob) Carl. 
Mr. William Woodhull ; d. Aug. 17, 1847. Issue:— 

98. i. Olla Ann,'' b. Mch. 31, 1808, m. May 23, 1837, Jesse Fleet Sarnie, and 

d. Dec. 13, 1834 ; had issue. 

99. ii. Gilbert Carl,'' b. July 10, 1816, of whom presently. 

100. iii. Julia Elizabeth,'' b. July 11, 1819. 

101. iv. Edmond Smith,' b. April 33, 1833, d. 1866. 
103. v. William Amherst,' b. July 19, 1836. 

103. vi. George Spofford'' (Rev.), b. July 30, 1839, grad. Univ. City of N. Y., 

1848 ; grad. Princeton Theol. Sem., 1853 ; from 1856-'66 was pastor 
of Presb. Church at Point Pleasant, Mason Co., Va. ; m. Oct. 25,1855. 
Elizabeth (dau. of Moses) Martin, of Vermont. 

104. vii. Caroline Phebe,'' b. June 18, 1834. 

43. Smith Woodhull,'' m. (1st) Jan, 7, 1818, Hannah (dau. of 
Samuel) Scidmore, who d. May 23, 1835 ; m. (2nd) June 21, 1836, 
Mary (dau. of Timothy) Case, who d. Nov. 27, 1843, without issue; 
m, (3d) Jan. 28, 1845, Marietta (dau. of John) Saxton, who d. Aug. 
5, 1867, Mr. W. d. Jan. 6, 1868. Issue :— 

18 The Wood/mil Family. [January, 

105. i. Harriet Cordelia,' h. Oct 22, 1818 : m. Rev. Jarvis R. Ralph, a grad, 

of Princeton Theol. Sem. 185!), and d. without issue. 

106. ii. Jeffrey Amherst,'' b. Feb. 18, 1822, of whom presently. 

107. iii. Samuel Scidmore,'' b. June 2, 1824. 

108. iv. Caleb Smith,' b. Dee. 21, 1826, of whom presently 

109. V. Eleanor Francis', b. April 13, 1827 ; d. July 12, 1851. 

44. James Hains Woodhull; ra. (1st) Mcli. 28, 1791 ; Harriet East- 
burn, b. Aug. 1, 178'.), d. Sept. 29, 1823, without issue ; m. (2d) Eliza 
D. Campbell, Feb. 12, 1824. She was b. Sept. G, 1789, d. July 16, 
1829; m. (3d) Adaline Baldwin, Aug. 1,1831. She was b. Sept. 17, 
1804 ; resided at Newark, N. J. Issue: — 

110. 1. Elizabeth Campbell,^ b. Apl. 24, 1827, d. Aug. 9, 1828. 

111. ii. Harriet Eastburn.s b. May 22, 1825, m. Nov. 25, 1846, Thomas W. 

Adams, of Newark, N. J. Insue: — (1) Eliza Woodhull,^ h. Dec. 9, 
1847 ; (2) Harriet Elmira,^ b. Oct. 16, 1849 ; (3) Robert Weir,^ b. 
Au^. 24, 1851 ; (4) James Woodhnll,^ b. Nov. 2, 1854 ; (5) Charles Sum- 
mcT,^ b. Nov. 19, 1856. 

112. iii. Elizabeth Campbe[,l,s b. July 16, 1829, d. Mav, 14, 1852. 

113. iv. James Baldwin,** b. July 3, 1832, d. Mch. 4. 1853. 

114. v. Eliza Campbell.^ b. Apl. 1, 1834, d Nov. 25, 1839. 

115. vi. WiLLiAM.« b. Sept. 26, 1834, d. Sept. 2, 1844. 

116. vii. Adaline Baldwin,* b. June 30, 1841, d. Jan. 29, 1844. 

117. viii. Clifford Arms,^ b. June 2, 1844, m. May, 20, 1868, Martha W. John- 


118. ix. WlLLIAM.8 

49. William Hedges WoodhullJ m. Oct. 6, 1824, Eliza Miller 
White, who wash. Feb. 14, 1805. He d. Feb. 28, 1853. Issue:— 

119. i. William Miller,^ b. Aug. 30, 1825, of whom presently. 

120. ii. James White,^ b. Dec. 25, 1829. 

121. iii. Henry Hedges,^ b. Jan. 29, 1830, m. and d. 

122. iv. George Washington,* b. Feb. 22, 1832, d. 

123. V. Alonzo Dickerson,* b. Mch. 26, 1833, d. 

124. vi. Ruth Hains,^ b. Jan. 12, 1837. 

51. Jared Haixs Woodiiull,' Counselor-at-Law, participated in 
all the battles fought between the United States and Mexico, excepting 
that of " Buena Vista"; m. Jan. 13, 1828, Mary Barron, of Wood- 
bridge, N. J. He d. May 14, 1850. Siie M'as b. May 13, 1807, and d. 
Oct. 3, 1828. Lived at Chester, N. J. Issue: — 

125. i. Francis P. Woodhull,* m., Oct. 14, 1846, James P. Edgar, of Wood- 

bridge, N. J. 

58. Benjamin Pitney,' m. May 6, 1819, Mary Lee, who was b. July 
11,1798. Issue:— 

126. i. \ Mary Ann,* b. Jan. 19, 1820, d. Apl 22, 1857. 

127. ii. Hannah Elizabeth.* 

59. William SiirrH Woodhull,' m. Mary Elizabeth Peterson. 
Issue : — 

128. i. Temperance.8 

129. ii. Andrew Larison*, b. Aug:. 31, 1802. 

130. iii. John Chatfield Hedges,* b. July 30, 1804. 

1872.] The Woodhull Famihj. 19 

131. iv. GEonGE Spofford,8 b. Dec. 20, 1S06 ; d. Sept. 2, 1807. 

132. V. Caroline Sophia,** b. Aug. 5, 1810. 

133. vi. Elizabeth Hedges,^ b. Dec. 13, 1813. 

134. vii. Caleb Gilbert,* b. Mch. 8, 1816. 

135. viii. Stefhen,8 b. April 11, 1820. 

64. Rev. Wiixtam Henry Woodhfll,' grad. Coll. of N. J., 1822; 
at Princeton TheoL Sem., 1824; was pastor of Second Presb. Church 
at Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co., N. J., from 1826—1831 ; m. Oct. 
26, 1825, Amanda (youngest dan. of Col. William) Wikoff, of Mon- 
mouth Co., N. J., who was b. Feb. 1, 1806, and d. Dec. 2, 1850. He 
d. Jan. 4, 1835. Issite:— 

136. i. William Wikoff,^ b. Sept. 24, 1826 ; d. June 30, 1856. 

137. ii. Spofford Eugene,* b. Mch. 28, 1828, of whom presently. 

138. iii. John Neilson,* b. April 8, 1830 ; d. Mch. 24. 1860. 

140. iv. Cornelia Neilson,* b. April 26, 1832 ; d. Jan. 26, 1835. 

67. Alfred Alexander Woodhull,' M. D., grad. Coll. N". J., 1828, 
and at Jefterson Med. Coll., Philadelpliia ; m., Feb. 26, 1833, Amia 
Maria (dan. of Dr. Dirck) Salmons, of Princeton, N. J., who was b. 
Mch. 30, 1811, and d. Aug. 20, 1862. Dr. Alfred A. Woodhull d. 
Oct. 5, 1836. Issue:— 

141. i. Alfred Alexander* (M. D.), b. Ap'l 13, 1837, grad. Coll. N. J., 1856, 

and Med. Univ. of Phil. 1858. In 1865 was app. Surgeon in the U. 
S. A., and in 186G Adjutant-Major ; in 1868, Inspector-General of the 
Med. Dept. of the U. S. A. ; m. Dec, 1863, Margaret Ellicott, of Bal- 
timore, Md. Resides in Washington, D. C. 

. 70. Hon. Geoege Spofford Woodhull," grad. Coll. N. J., 1833; 
Counselor-at-Law ; app. Judge of Supreme Court of N. J., Feb. 6, 
1866 ; m. Apl. 7, 1847, Caroline Mandeville (dau. of Guisbert Bogert) 
Vroom, of N. Y. She was b. Feb. 29, 1828. Issue:— 

142. i. Catalina Delamater,* b. Jan. 19, 1848, d. Mch. 3, 1853. 

143. ii. John Tennent,* b July 12, 1850. 

144. iii. Elizabeth Vroom,* b. Dec. 11, 1853. 

145. iv. William Wikoff,* b. July 12, 1858. 

146. V. Mary Gould,* b. Apl. 23, 1861. 

147. vi. Schuyler Colfax.* b. Oct. 22, 1864, } , . 

148. vii. Charles Frederick,*- b. Oct. 22, 1864, f '''""'• 

78. Rev. Gilbert Tennent Woodhull", grad. Coll. N. J., 1852 ; at 
Princeton Theol. Sem., 1855 ; pastor of Pres. Ch. at Fishkill Landing, 
N. Y., 1857-67; app. Prof, of Greek and Latin in Lincoln Univ., 
Penn. ; m.. May 14, 1862, Elizabeth (dau. of William B. ) Waldo, of 
Fishkill, N. Y. Issue:— 

149. i. Frederick William.* 

150. ii. Jennie W^aldo.* 

151. iii. Annie Bruce,* b. 1867. 

81. Addison Waddell Woodhull," M. D., grad. Coll. N. J., 1854; 
Med. Univ. N". Y. Cit}'^, 1856; 1st surgeon of the Burnside Naval Ex- 
pedition, 1862; m., Nov. 23, 1859, Emma Taylor (dau. of Daniel H. ) 
Ellis, of Freehold, N. J. Issue :— 

20 The Woodhull Family. [January, 

153. i. ADDrsoN,8 b. Aug. 34, 1861. 

153. ii. Lillian Ellis,* b. Feb., 18G7. 

154. iii. Daniel Ellis,* b. 1869. 

82. Henry William Beck Woodhull,' M. D., grad. Coll, N. J., 
1838; Med. Coll. N. Y., 1845; m. May 12, 1847, Azelia (dau. of 
Joseph) Girard, of N. Y. city. She was b. June 3, 1826. Issue: — 

155. i. TiiENFORD.s b. May 34, 1848; grad. Columbia Coll., N. Y., 1869 ; is a 


156. ii. Rosalie,^ b. May 3, 1853, d. Apl. 5, 1856. 

157. iii. Evelyn de Viron,* b. Nov. 1866. 

99. Gilbert Cakl Woodhull,' m., April 7, 1846, Elizabeth (dau. of 
Samuel B.) Rodgers, of Greenpoint, L. I. Issue : — 

158. i. Julia Elizabeth.^ b. Feb. 4, 1848. 

159. ii. Eleanor,* b. Nov. 35, 1851 ; d. — ) 

160. iii. Emma,8 b. Nov. 35, 1851, S 


106. Jeffrey Amherst Woodhull," ni. Ann Eliza Scudder, resides 
at Hempstead, L. I. Issue : — 

161. i. Charles Smith.* 

163. ii. Harriet Louise,* m., April 37, 1871, E. Piatt Strattan, of College 
Point. L. I. -. 

108. Caleb Smith Woodhull' grad. Williams Coll., Mass., 1848; 
Counselor-at-Law; m. Jan. 15, 1861, Fanny (dau. of Judge) Fish, of 
Mystic, Conn, She was b. Sept. 5, 1859. Issue: — 

163. i. Ethelbert Mills,*, b. Nov. 37, 1861, d. Feb. 15, 1865. 

164. ii. Agnes,* b. Feb. 14, 1865. 

165. iii. Gaylord,* b. Oct. 3. 1866. 

166. iv. Edith,* b. Dec. 30, 1867, d. Aug. 31, 1868. 

119. William Miller Woodhull,^ m. Sept. 8, 1847, Mary Caroline 
(dau. of Stephen) Howell, of Newark, N. J. She d. Feb. 2, 1866. 
Issue : — 

167. i. William Howell,'-" b. May 36, 1848, d. May, 1848. 

168. ii. William,^ b. June, 1849. 

169. iii. Eliza,^ b. Jan., 1851. 

137. Spofford Eugene Woodhull,® b. Mch. 28, 1828 ; sub.-grad. of 
Coll. of jST. J. ; m. Jan. 18, 1853, Mary Elizabeth (dau. of Simon) 
Abrams, of Monmouth, N. J. ; b. Mch. 25, 1830. Issue: — 

170. i. Charles NEILSON^ b. Jan. 3, 1854. 

171. ii. Isabella Anderson,^ b. Mcb. 38, 1858 
173. iii. John Neilson.^ b. Mch. 11, 1861. 

173. iv. William Bound,^ b. Aug. 15, 1863 ; d. Jan. 18, 1866. 

174, V. Archibald Alexander,^ b. July, 1867. 

1872.] Heraldry of St. Paul's Chapel 21 


By the Rev. Beverley R. Betts, A. M., of New York. 


On the north wall of the chancel of St. Paul's Chapel, in the city of 
New York, is the following monument ; 

In Memory of 


Son of the Revd. Henry Barclay, D. D., 

Rector of Trinity Church, New York. 

He was born in this City, on the 12th October, 17o0. 

He entered the British Army early in Life 

and in 1799 was appointed Consul General to these 

United States from his Britannic Majesty 

whom he served in various offices, military and civil, 

with distinguished Loyalty for 54 years. 

Faithful in the discharge of all his duties, 

both public and private, 

he closed a Christian life by a holy and happy death 

in the firm assurance of faith 

and with a hope full of immortality 

on the 21st April, 1830. 

It is a simple square mural tablet of white marble, set on another 
of black. It is surmounted by his arms, carefully carved and adorned 
with crest and motto. The tinctures are designated by the lines of 

Arms — Gules a chevron or between three crosses 2^<^(tt^& argent. 
Crest — A sword erect argent., hilt and pomel or. Motto — Crux Christi 
nostra Corona. 

By some oversight, doubtless, of the engraver, the chevron is given 
or, whereas it should be argent. The arms of the ancient family of 
Barclay of Urie are Gules a chevron between three crosses patt6e ar- 
gent, and they were so borne by Colonel Barclay in his life-time. 
The descent of the family for many generations, in the male line, is 
given in " Holgate's American Genealogies," and it is traced in Burke's 
Royal Families, through various intermarriages, by two distinct lines, 
to King Robert Bruce and to Henry III. of England. As the tables 
of Sir Bernard Burke are not only curious in themselves, but are a fair 
illustration of the plan upon which his book is constructed, they may 
very properly be introduced here. It will be observed that in the 
last few generations they have been so altered as to give the New 
York and not the Scottish line. The present representative of David 
Barclay of Urie is Robert Barclay Allardice, Esq., of Allardice and 
Urie. This gentleman, however, is a true Barclay, of the male line, 


Heraldry of St. Paul's Chapel. 


having taken his present surname as heir to his mother, the last of 
the family of Allardice. 

Henry III., King of T Eleanor, d. and co-heir 
England. | of Raymond Berenger, 

Count of Provence. 

Edward I., 

King of Eng 


Margaret, d. of 

Philip II., 
King of France. 

Eobert Bruce, 
King of Scot- 

Isabel, d. of 
Donald, Earl 
of Marr. 

Margery, d. of=Walter, Lord 
Robert Bruce. High Stew- 
ard of Scot- 

Robert II., 
King of Scot- 
land, ob. 1.3'JO. 

= Elizabeth, d. 
of Adam Mure, 

1st wife. 

Edmund Plan- =Margaret, sis- 
tagenet, of ter and heir 

Woodstock, of Thomas, 
Earl of Kent. Lord Wake. 

Joan Plantage- =Sir Thomas de 
net, the Fair I Holland, Lord 
Maid of Kent. Holland, 2d 

Thomas de Holland, = 
2d Earl of Kent. 

Blanche, Queen= 

Dowager of 


Maude, d. and = 
heir of Sir 
Patrick Cha- 

Richard Fitz- 
Alan, Earl of 
Arundel, K. 

-Edmund, Earl 
of Lancaster. 

=Henry, Earl of 

=Lady Eleanor 


w.of Lord Jno. 


Lady Alice Fitz-Alan. 

Robert III., 
King of Scot- 
land, nat. 1346, 

=Annabella, d. of Sir 
John Drummond, 
of Stobhall. 

Lady Margaret Hoi- =Jno. Beaufort, Marquis of Dorset, son 
land, 2d daughter of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, 
and eventual heir. by Katharine Swynford, let husb'd. 

James I., King of y Lady Joan Beaufort, eldest 


The Princess Joan, 
dau. of James I., 
King of Scotland. 


-George Gordon, 2d Earl 
of Huntley. 

The Hon. Adam Gor-=Elizabeth, Countess of Suth- 
don, of Aboyne, 2d I erland. sister and heiress of 
son of George, 2d John, 9th Earl of Suther- 
Earl of Huntley. land. 

Alexander Gordon, =Lady Janet Stewart, eldest 

daughter ol John, 
Earl of Athol. 

Master of Sutherland, I daughter ol John, 2d 
infeofled in the Earl- 
dom of Sutherland, i 
1527 ob. 15th Jan. 1509. I 

, J 

John Gordon, 10th ==Lady Helen Stewart, dau. of 
Earl of Sutherland, John, 3d Earl of Lennox, 
eldest son and heir; and relict of William, 5th 
Ob. in July, 1567. Earl of Errol ; 2d wife. 

Alexander Gordon, =Lady Janet Gordon, .3d dau. of 
11th Earl of Suth- George, 4th Earl of Huntley, 
erland, 3d husb'd. High Chancellor of Scotland. 


The Hon. Sir Robert—Louisa, only dau. and heir of 
Gordon, of Gordons- Jno. Gordon , Lord of Longor- 
town, Bart., so ere- mes, and Dean of Salisbury, 
ated 26th May, 1625 ; eldest son of Alex. Gordon, 
4th son ; d. 1656. titular Archbishop of Athens 


Katharine, d. of the=David Barclay, Esq. of Urie, 
TT... t.-.. ,^ V _, Colonel under Gustavus 

Hon. Sir Robert 
Gordon, of Gor- 

John Barclay, of New=-Cornelia, dau. of 

York, bro. ofRob'tl Van Schaick. 
Barclay, of Urie, the 
Apologist for the 

The Rev. Thos. Bar-=|=Anna Dorothea, dau. of 
clay, of Albany, &c. Andrew Drauyer. 

The Rev. Henry Bar- 
clay, Rector of Trin- 
ity Church, N. Y. | 

Thomas Barclay, 

Mary, dau. of Anthony 


The male line of the Barclays, beginning in 11 '70, is set forth at 

1872.] Heraldry of St. Paul's Chapel. 23 

length in " Holgate's American Genealogies." It will be observed that 
they immediately allied themselves with old New York families, and 
produced that singular combination of Scottish, Dutch, and English 
blood which is characteristic of the true New-Yorkers. Anna 
Dorothea Drauyer (whose name is retained to this day as a Chris- 
tian name by her descendants) was the daughter and heiress of An- 
drew Drauyer, an admiral in the Dutch service, who married Gerritje, 
daughter of Levinus and granddaughter of George Gerritje Van 
Schaick by his wife Annetje Livesen. The wife of Anthony Rutgers 
was Cornelia, daughter and heiress of Pieter Roose. The history of 
the Barclays has been often written, and it is unnecessary to repeat it 
here. The Rev. Thomas Barclay is well known as the friend of Sir 
William Johnson, the missionary to the Mohawks and the founder of 
St. Peters Church at Albany. The Rev. Henry Barclay followed in 
his father's steps, first as catechist.and missionary among the Indians, 
then as rector of St. Peter's Church in Albany, and finally reached 
the summit of an ecclesiastic's ambition in those days, by being made 
rector of Trinity Church, New York, and commissary to the Bishop of 
London. An account of the life of Colonel Barclay is given in Curwen's 
Journal, showing how he took arms as major in the Loyal American 
Regiment, and how, being included in the celebrated New York Con- 
fiscation Act, he, together with his brother-in-law, Lieutenant-Colonel 
Beverley Robinson and many soldiers of their regiment, formed a set- 
tlement at Wilmot's Woods, in the wildest part of Nova Scotia ; how 
they remained there for several years, living in log-huts, and enduring 
many liardships until their colony was well established. At the be- 
ginning of the French Revolution they Avere called into active service, 
Mr. Barclay being appointed colonel of the Nova Scotia Legion, and 
Mr. Robinson of a New Brunswick regiment. The former was at that 
time practicing law at Annapolis, and the latter had removed to Fred- 
ericton, in New Brunswick. Colonel Barclay's long and active life 
was spent in the public service, and he closed it where it began, in the 
city of New York, at the ripe age of seventy-seven. 

The more accessible sources of the history of this ancient and honor- 
able family are the following : 

"Biographia Britannica;" "Rose's Biographical Dictionary;" 
" Holgate's American Genealogies ; " " Berrian's History of Trinity 
Church," pp. 64-120; "The Documentary History of New York," 
vol. iii. ; "Journal and Letters of Samuel Curwen," third edition, 8vo, 
New York, 1845, pp. 596-600; "Anderson's History of the Church of 
England in the Colonies," second edition, 3 vols., 12mo, London, 1856, 
vol, iii., pp. 306—313. 

At the extreme west end of St. Paul's church-yard, just east of 
the vestry buildings and close to Fulton street, lies the body of the 
fi'iend and brother-in-law of Colonel Barclay. Colonel Beveelet 
RoBixsox, Avho had married Anna Dorothea, daughter of the Rev. 
Dr. Barclay, and whose marriage was recorded by the famous Hugh 
Gaine in the following singular manner : " Married at Flushing, Bever- 
ley Robinson, Jr., Esq., Lieutenant-Colonel of the Loyal American 
Regiment, to the amiable and accomplished Miss Nancy Barclay." 
{Game's Mercury, January 26, 1*778, quoted in Onderdonk's "Revo- 


Heraldry of St. Paul's Chapel. [January, 

lutionary Incidents of Queen's County," p. 143. ) Colonel Robinson, 
who had long been established at Fredericton, in New Brunswick, 
died in New York while on a visit to his eldest son, Beverley, who had 
returned to that city and settled there. The following is the inscrip- 
tion on his tomb-stone : 


to the 

Memory of 

The Ho>"^- 


late of Frederickton in the 

Province of New Brunswick, 

born tlie Sth of March, 1754, 

and died on the 

Gth of October, 1816. 

The arms of Robinson, a Yorkshire fainily, afterwards established 
in Virginia and New York, are as follows : 

Arms — Vert on a clievron between three roebucks trippant or as 
nian]/ trefoils slipped gules. Ckkst — a roebuck trij)pant or. Motto — 
Proper e et Provide. 

Next to the monument of Col. Barclay, which is near the east end 
of the north wall of the chancel, is that of Mrs. Inglis. This is a 
tablet of black marble edged with white ; but it is surmounted with 
another, a little smaller, with a pointed top, containing a carved urn, 
upon Avhich are the arms, in colors. They are in two shields, of which 
the first contains the episcopal arms of Nova Scotia, impaling Inglis, 
and the second is blank. The following is the blazon : 

Arms — Azure a holy lamb' on a. chief gules a crosier in bend sinis- 
ter surmounted of a key or ; impaling Azure a lyon rampant or, 07i 
a chief of the second three mullets gules. 

The inscription is as follows : 

Within this Chancel, in certain Hope of a Resurrection to 

Glory through Jesus Christ are deposited the Remains of 


the wife of Charles Inglis, D. D., 

formerly Rector of Trinity Church in this city. 

She died the 21st of September, 1783, aged 35 years. 

Near her is interred all that Avas mortal of 


Eldest Son of the said Margaret and Charles Inglis 

who, alas ! at an early period, was snatched away 

January the 20tli, 1782, in the Sth year of his age. 

The Husband and the Father, since become Bishop of Nova Scotia, as a Testi- 
mony of the tenderest affection to a dear and worthy wife, and esteem for a devout 
Christian ; and of the fondest Regard for an amiable Son, who although in Age a 
Cliild, was yet in Understanding a Man, in Piety a Saint, and in Disposition an 
Angel, caused this Monument to be erected in the Year of our Lord 1788. 

The name of this lady was Margaret Crooke. The marriage li- 
cense of Charles Inglis and Margaret Crooke was issued May 31, 

1872.] Heraldry of St. Paul's Chapel. 25 

The materials for the life of Dr. Inglis ai'e to be found in the Docvr 
mentary History of New York, vol. iii. Anderson's Colonial Church., 
vol. iii., pp. 313, 463 to 468. Berrian's History of Trinity Church 
pp. 120-161. The valuable collections of the S. P. G. are not yet ac- 
cessible in this country, but it is to be hoped that the important selec- 
tions from them made by the late Dr. Hawks, and now in course of 
publication by his friend and fellow-laborer, Dr. Stevens, of Geneva, 
will throw a further light upon the history of those forty years in 
which the aftairs of Trinity Church were in the hands of Dr. Barclay 
and Dr. Inglis. 

The third and last monument on the north side of the chancel is 
that of Sir John Temple. 

Sacred to the Memory of 


Consul General 

to the United States of America, 

from his Britannic Majesty. 

The first Appointment to this Country 

after its Independence. 

Died in the City of New York, 

November the 17th 1798 

Ag-ed 67. 

The monument is of black marble edged with white. 

The AKMS are. Quarterly. 1 and 4, Or an eayle displayed sable. 
2 and 3. Argent tioo bars sable each charged with three martlets of the 
first. Crest — Out of a ducal coronet a martlet. Motto — Templa 
quam Dilecta. The Baronefs badge. 

The martlets, both in the arms and crest, should be gold. It will 
be observed that the engraver has omitted'the dots which should desig- 
nate that metal. The pedigree of the Temples will be found in " Burke's 
Peerage and Baronetage." (Fourth edition, 2 vols. 12mo. London, 
1832.) The second and third quarters contain the arms of Temple, to 
which the crest and motto belong. In the first and fourth are the 
arms of the Heptarch Kingdom of Mercia, which have been borne by 
the family since their ancestors were earls of that country. 

Ea.kly Princeto]!^ Students. — Any one who is able to communicate 
facts concerning the following clergymen, graduates of the College of 
New Jersey during the last century, will confer a great favor by send- 
ing them to the editors of the JVew'^York Observer. The dates of birth 
and death, with any facts relating to their history, are desired : 

Joseph Peck, graduated in 1756 John Blydenburg, graduated in 1770 

Elnathan Gregory " 1757 John Campbell " 1770 

Samuel Sloan " 1761 Bob. Stewart " 1770 

Nathaniel Manning " 1762 Wm. Beekman " 1773 

Thomas Alkin " 1764 John Phillips " 1774 

Joseph Chambers " 1765 John Leak " 1776 

John Staples " 1765 James McCoy " 1785 

Jesse Reed " 1769 Henry Wykoff " 1793 

26 Notes on the Laivrence Pedigree. [January, 


By W. H. Wni-oioRE, Esq., of Boston (a). 

In the Record for Jiily, 1871, is an article on " Traces of American 
Lineage in England," which ought not to pass unchallenged. In such 
a magazine as this every assertion should be weighed, and traditions 
or surmises carefully marked as such. 

The particular item we shall criticise is in regard to the Lawrence 
family, though what is said about the Ingrahams may need revision. 
I assert, that instead of the Lawrences of New York having " a proud 
pedigree of more than VOO years," they have no pedigree beyond the 
first settler here. No one has yet given any authentic pedigree of the 
Lawrences of Ashton Hall. Henry Lawrence, President of Cromwell's 
Coiincil, may have been related to that family, but there is no proof of 
it on record. Lastly, no one knows the name of the father of "John, 
William, and Thomas Lawrence who came to New York in 1635." 
How, then, can the author of the article referred to say that they were 
cousins of Henry Lawrence ? 

I desire to call attention to the fact that all the statements about 
the ancestry of the Lawrences are unsupported by a single fact, so far 
as I can learn from all the printed accounts. Not a citation is made 
from a parish record, will, or herald's visitation. If the family have 
any proofs, they should now be produced. It is assumed that "John, 
William, and Thomas Lawrence, who came to New York in 1635, were 
cousins of Henry Lawrence," the President of Cromwell's Council. 
Leaving for the jjresent the question of Henry Lawrence's pedigree, 
let us see if there be any proof that John, William, and Thomas were 
at all related to him. We know from Drake's Fovnders of New Eng- 
land, that, in 1035, there embarked in the " Planter," for New England, 
John Lawrence, aged 17; William Lawrence, aged 12; Mary Law- 
rence, aged 9 ; in company with John Tuttell, a mercer, and Joan Tut- 
tell and four little Tuttells. Savage, under the name Tuttle, shows 
that John T. was, doubtless, step-father to these three Lawrences. 
These passengers, with others, had a cei'tificate from tlie minister at 
St. Alban's, Hertfordshire, and it is a fair supposition that they came 
from that parish or vicinity. 

The next step, in Holgate's American Genealogy, is to assume that 
John and William were the patentees at Flushing, L. I., in 1645, when 
one of them was aged 27 and the other 22 years. 

Holgate adds that Thomas Lawrence, of Newtown, L. I., was a 
brother to John and William, and that he died in 1703. From A His- 
torical Genealogy of the Lawrence Family^ by Thomas Lawrence, 
(New York, 1858,) p. 135,1 learn that William Lawrence was licensed, 

{a) Note by the Editor. — Tins article, apparently challenging' investigation 
as to the facts alleged in a paper piiblished in this magazine for July, 1871, is 
inserted in the hope of eliciting a full and accurate trace of the Lawrence family 
of New York. It woiild be very desirable to know more of the Henry Lawrence 
Avho was at the University of Cambridge in the year 1623, who was, it is said, a 
clergyman, and so persecuted in England as to be compelled to seek refuge in 
Holland, where the 3d Earl of Southampton is said to have died, about 1624. 

1872.] Notes on the Laiurence Pedigree. 27 

March 4th, 1664, to marry Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Smith. It 
farther seems clear that William died in 1680, leaving seven young 
children by her, and a son William by a previous wife. 

John Lav/rence, the emigrant, it .is said, had three sons, who all 
died childless, and three daughters, through whom there are descend- 

In the Herald and Genealogist (London, 1867), vol. 4, p. 465, is a 
tabular pedigree of the Philadelphia family of Lawrences, said to 
spring from a Thomas Lawrence, born at Great St. Alban's in 1666, 
emigrated to New England, died in 1739. It is a very strange pedi- 
gree, and, apparently, needs much correction. Lawrence Lawrence, 
son of Thomas, was born in 1700, and his daughter's will was proved 
in 1831 ; his granddaughter was born in 1776, and died in 1857. 

In the Heraldic Journal (Boston, 1868), vol. 4, pp. 35-38, will be 
found some notes about the English familes of the name. There were 
numerous unconnected families, and the genealogy of the name has 
been marked by more than the usual number of mistakes. 

The main questions which concern your ISTew York Lawrences are 
these thi*ee: — 

1. Were John, William, and Thomas relatives ? 

2. Were they born at St. Alban's ? 

3. Who were their ancestors ? 

Until these questions are answered by proofs, such as parish-rec- 
ords and wills, all repetitions of the well-known history of Henry 
Lawrence and the Lawrences of Ashton Hall are useless and ridicu- 
lous. After considerable search in the numerous publications about 
this family, I must confess that I have found not the slightest ^jtoo/ 
that William Lawrence was born at St. Alban's, or of his father's name. 
The pedigree stops with the emigrant. 

Having cited the curious Lawrence genealogy of 1858, I may be al- 
lowed to point out some of its errors. The author seems (see pp. 120, 
124) to be one of those deluded men who spend time and money in pur- 
suit of that Will-o'-the-wisp— an English fortune rightfully belonging to 
American heirs. The projjerty is called the Towneley estate ; and the 
story of this claim is so based on errors, and so absurd in every feature, 
as to move the genealogist to pity or disgust. The claim (see p. 194) 
is, 1st, that Sir William Towneley married Cecilia Standish, grand- 
daughter of Henry, sixth Duke of Norfolk. 2d, that Joseph Lawrence, 
son of William, the emigrant, married Mary, daughter of Sir Richard 
Towneley (p. 30), and she inherited the property. 

Now, any peerage will show, that — 

1st. Cecilia Standish, who did marry William Towneley, was not the 
sole heiress, though she was one of the grandchildren of the Duke of 

2. That she has many descendants now living, and they, of course, 
inherit any property she may have had. Their names are recorded in 
Burke's " Landed Gentry." 

But worse remains ; there is no proof whatever that Joseph Law- 
rence had any wife Mary Towneley. The family historian says (p. 3p) 
that she was the daughter of Sir Richard Towneley, and that her sis- 
ter married Francis, first Earl of Effingham. Also, that Joseph 
Lawrence was intimate with his brother-in-law, who commanded a 

28 Notes on the Lawrence Pedigree. [January, 

frigate stationed here, and that his grandson, Effingham Lawrence, was 
named in honor of this Lord, But the Peerages say that Francis, 
first Earl of Effingham, was a distinguished militanj officer and had 
two waives, Diana O'Farrel and Anne Bristow. 

It is also confessed that tradition is the only authority for this 
marriage, and the name and parentage of Joseph's wife. The solution 
seems easy. William Lawrence, the emigrant, as we have seen, left 
a widow, who married first Sir Philip Carteret, and next Colonel Rich- 
ard Towneley of New Jersey. Liti^ell {Passaic Genealogies, p. 438) 
says that this Colonel Towneley had sons, Charles and Effingham T. 
It is not unlikely that he may have had a daughter Mary who married 
her stej^-brother, Joseph Lawrence. At all events, this known mar- 
riage of William's widow will account for the name of Effingham in 
the Lawrence family. This desire to expand the cross raguly, and to 
wiggle the fish-tail crest, is not confined to New York. In 1809 the 
third or fourth genealogy appeared of the Lawrences of New England, 
descended from John L., of Watertown and Groton. The emigrant 
was traced to Thomas Lawrence, of Rumburgh, in Suffolk, who died in 
1471, who was to be affiliated to the famous family at Ashton, in Lan- 
cashire. Here, however, critics say there is a fatal flaw in the pedi- 
gree, and as none of John's known ancestry used a coat of arms, he 
and his numerous descendants have no right to any. 

I must add that the position of the Long Island families was such 
that it ought to be possible to trace their English ancestry. Did any 
of these use a seal of arms ? (a) A small part of the money which has 
been spent in printing these fictitious pedigrees might suffice to estab- 
lish a true one. 

It would be, perhaps, unfair to confine this article to contradictions 
solely; and, as so much has been written about the Lawrences in Eng- 
land lately, I will try to give your readers some idea of what is known. 
I refer in these notes chiefly to the Visitations printed in Dr. Howard's 
Miscellanea Genealogica el HerakUca, and the Herald and Genealogist, 
both magazines published in London. 

1. It is clear that the name of Lawrence, being simply a Christian 
name, is one borne by many families in no way related. 

2. It is certain that there was a Sir Oliver Lawrence who married 
Ann, sister of William Wriothesley, Lord Chancellor and Earl of 
Southampton. This Sir Oliver died New-year's-day, 1559. For his 
descendants, see 3Iis. Gen. et Her., pp. 201, 203. 

3. There was a family at Withington and Sherdington, county 
Gloucester, traced to William Lawrence, who died in 1558. This is 
recorded in the Visitations {3Iisc. G. et If., pp. 205, 6, 7, 233-7). 

4. A family at St. Ive's, county Huntington, beginning with John 
Lawrence, buried at Ramsey, 1537, nephew of the last Abbot of Ram- 
sey. An account of this family is given in the Gentlemaii's Magazine 
for 1815. To this family belonged Henry Lawrence, President of 
Cromwell's Council ; a junior branch was of Enmith, county Norfolk. 

5. A family at Hertingfordbury, county Herts (see 3fis. H. et G., 
p. 212 ; Herald and Genealogist, iv., 533), from 1500-1650, about. 

6. Sir John Lawrence, oilver, county Bucks, baronet, d. 1632, grand- 
son of Thomas Lawrence, of Chelmarsh, Shropshire. 

(a) Holgate says so, but where are the papers he mentions ? 

1872.] Notes on the Lawrence Pedigree. 29 

7. The family at Rumburgh and Wisset, county Suftblk, traced by 
Mr." Somerby from Thomas Lawrence (avIH dated 147]) to John Law- 
rence who came to New England about 1635. This pedigree is printed 
inBow^' ^Watertoion, p. 1080-1, and elsewhere. There are numerous 
other pedigrees to be found, but these seem the principal ones. 

Now, it will be noticed that none of these pedigrees extend very far 
back. Yet it seems to be certain that there was a Sir Robert Law- 
rence, of Ashton, county Lancashire, whose grandson, Sir James Law- 
rence, married Eleanor, daughter of Lionel, Lord Welles. Her brother 
married Cecilia, daughter of King Edward IV., so that this family of 
Lawrence may fairly be ranked among the higher gentry. But this 
Sir James had an only son (or grandson) John, killed at Flodden, 
A. D. 151.3, and the representation of the family passed to Lancelot 
Lawrence of Yeland Hall. (See Her. and Gen., iv., 531-2.) The 
writer of the article in IT. and G., here quoted, does not pretend to 
trace the Yeland Hall branch, and a Visitation of Lancashire, 1567 
{Mis. Gen. et Her., p. 199), differs somewhat in regard to the junior 
branches. It may be assumed, however, that Lancelot Lawrence was 
the heir male. It is likewise thought that our Nos. 2 and 5 were 
connected ; that is, that Sir Oliver was a brother of Richard of Hert- 
ingfordbury. The Visitations of Dorset, 1565, 1623, say that Sir Oliver 
was a seventh son, his next oldest brother being Henry J^., ancestor of 
the Lawrences of Tisbury, county Wilts. Here we get on doubtful 
ground, for the same Visitation says that Sir Oliver's father was Nicho- 
las, brother of Sir James, which affiliation must be wrong. 

Stopping here for a moment, observing only that there is a break 
between the Ashton Hall stock and any others of the name, we will 
look at another attempt to connect a family with the main stem. This 
was the work of Isaac Lawrence, of London, great-grandson of Wil- 
liam Lawrence, of Withington (our No. 3, ante). He was born in 1615, 
and was living in 1682. His wife was Grisel, daughter of Sir John 
Lawrence, bart. , of Iver. A competent critic (quoted in H. and G. , 
iv., 530-5) says this Isaac composed a pedigree which Avas afterwards 
printed in Faulkner's History of Chelsea. One form of it is in the 
official Visitation of Gloucester, 1682 {Mis, Gen. et Her., p. 206), where 
William (of Withington) is called son of John, the latter being 
nephew of Sir John, of Ashton. It may well be concluded that thia 
was all a fabrication, and that the known pedigree must stop with 
William, Avhodied in 1559, and whose overseer was Richard Lawrence, 
of Foxcote, a gentleman whose son got a grant of arms in 1570= 

But it seems Isaac Lawrence, in inventing his own pedigree, made 
other errors. He states that Sir James Lawrence, of Ashton, not only 
had a brother Robert, who left issue, but another brother. Sir Nicho- 
las Lawrence of Agercroft, who married an heiress of Moore, and 

had seven sons, the youngest being our friend Sir Oliver Lawrence. 

Leave out the names Agercroft and Moore, and this agrees with the 
Herald's Visitation of Somerset in 1623, viz., in stating that Sir James 
had brothers Robert and Nicholas, the difference being that Isaac 
traced to Robert, and Sir Oliver's descendants to Nicholas. 

We may well believe these two affiliations to be the work of the 
heralds, and conclude that the Lawrences must for the present be con- 
sidered distinct families, and none of them representing the old and 
noted Lancashire family. 

30 The Bartow Pedigree. [January, 


By E. P. B., of New York City. 

By tradition the Bartows came original!)' from France, and descend 
from General Bertaut, of Bretagne, who removed from France and 
settled in England, where the name became anglicized, and was spelled 
Bartow. The family have supposed that the Rev. John Bartow, who 
came to America in 1702, was the son of General Bertaut, of Bretagne. 
On the matriculation book of Christ College, however, in his own 
handwriting, Rev. John Bartow says of himself that he was born at 
Crediton in 1673, and was the son of Thomas Bartow, of that place. 
Thomas may possibly be the General from France, but more probably 
he was a son or grandson of General Bertaut, the latter having come 
into England after the massacre of St. Bartholomew, 1572. 

The Bertautes, of Bretagne, were related to the families of du Iler- 
tray and du Harael, and fought in the Holy Wars. Of this family 
was Francis Bertaut, of Donnaij whose sons were John Bertaut, Bishop 
of Seez, in 1606, and Francis^, '^gentleman of the king's bedchambei*, 
father of Frances, the well-known Lad}^ Motteville, who died in 1689. 
John Bertaut, Seigneur de Freauville and Courcelles, and Counselor 
of the Parliament of Paris, married Mary de la Garde, and had Anne, 
born 1630, and FJaricis Bertaut, Ecuyer. 

1. Doctor Thomas Bartow, a physician, living at Crediton, Devon- 
shire, in 1672 ; his wife, Grace, was buried in the churchyard of the 
Holy Cross, Crediton, Jan. 25, 1676. Gldldren: — 

2. i. Anthony, baptized Marcli 11, 1673, in the Church of the Holy Cross, 

Crediton, and there buried. May 20, 1G75. 

3. ii. John, b. at Crediton, 1673. 

4. iii. Mary, baptized Dec. 8. 1675, in the Church of the Holy Cross, Crediton ; 

married Doctor Haskins, of England. 

5. iv. Thomas, baptized April 24, 1676, in the Church of the Holy Cross, Cred- 

iton, and tliere buried, Nov. 12, 1678. 

2. Rev. John Bartow, A. M., was graduated at Christ College, 
Cambridge, in 1692, and became Curate of Pampisford, in Cambridge- 
shire, to which Church he was inducted Vicar May , 1698. In 1702 
he was sent over by the Propagation Society, and became first Rector 
of St. Peter's Church, Westchester, N. Y. Will dated Jan. 24, 1724. 
He was buried under the altar of old St, Peter's Church. For a 
sketch of his life see Bolton's History of the Church in Westchester 
County. In 1705 he married Helena, daughter of Hon. John Reid, 
of Middrew Castle, Kirkliston, Scotland, one of the early settlers of 
Freehold, N. J., Surveyor-General of New Jersey, and several times 
member of Assembly, by Margaret, daughter of Henry Miller, of 
Kirkintillock, Scotland. Rev. John Bartow, besides George, who died 
young, and three others who died young, had six children, as follows : 

6. i. Thomas, born at Westchester, Oct. 22, 1709, settled in Amboy, N. J., 

where he practiced law ; was clerk of the Supreme and Chancery 
Courts, clerk of Assembly, and Surveyor General of East New Jer- 
sey. He died at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Dec. 3, 1782. Will dated 
May 12, 1779. Thomas, his only "child, was born 1786, m. Helen, 

1872.] The Bartow Pedigree. 31 

daughter of Anthony Benezet, of St. Quentin, Picardv. and lived in 
Philadelphia, "in a "very large three-story Ijrick mansion, which he 
built " ; died in 1793, leaving no male issue. 

7. ii. Theophilus, b. at \Ve.<?tchester about 1710. 

8. iii. Theodosius, born Feb., 1713, settled in Shrewsbury, N. J., where he 

practiced law ; died Oct. o, 1746. A tablet is erected to him in Christ 
Church, of which parish he had been an active member. He m. Ann 
Stillwell, who, after his death, m. Pierre de Vismes. He left one 
only child, a posthumous dau.ijhter, Theodosia, who m. Col. Frederick 
Prevost, uncle of Sir George "Prevost, Bart., and, after his death, Col. 
Aaron Burr. 

9. iv. John, born Dec. 24, 1715, was the seventh son, three before him having 

died infants. He practiced law at Westchester, and was Surrogate 
of the coimty ; died unmarried in 1802, " beloved and respected by 
all"; interred in the family ground at Westchester. Will proved 
March 8, 1802. 
10 V. Anthony, born at Westchester 1716, lived on the farm afterward known 
as the " Givans estate," of 200 acres. Will dated Feb. 25, 1789 : died 
Dec, 1790, and interred in the family ground. He m. Charity, dau. of 
William Stevens(m, of Phil., by Anne, dau. of Thomas Hicks. Char- 
ity was born 1732, and m. 1746. Children : Hannah, b. 1747, m. 
Thomas Tucker ; Thomas, b. 1749, m. Mary Vardill, and only one son 
has issue male living; Helena, b. 1751, m. Thomas Haviland ; Mary, 
b. 1753, m. John Reid ; William, b. 1755, m. Anne Willett, and had 
only two who left male issue ; Susannah, b. 1757, m. John Gillespie ; 
Phoebe, b. 1759, m. Doctor John G. Wright, U. S. A. ; Anthony, b. 
1761, m. Maria Badan, and had an only son, Henry Badan ; Clarina, 
b. 1763, m. Augustus Bartow ; Charity, 'b. 1765, m. Dr. J. G. Wright ; 
and Robert Stevenson, b. 1767, m. Susan Duncan, and has no issue 
male living. 

11. vi. Basil, appointed schoolmaster of the Parish of Westchester by the 

Propagation Society. Will dated Dec. 16, 1780 ; m. Clarina, dau. Ptev 
Ebenezer Punderson, Nov. 4, 1764. Only one son, Basil John, of 
Westchester, has issue male living. 

7. THEOPHiLirs Bartow (son of Rev. John) lived in Westchester, 
on the estate since of John J. Pahner, of 250 acres. He took an active 
part in Church affairs, and was one of the vestry of St. Peter's Cluirch. 
He was interred in the old family ground at Westchester. He m, 
Bathsheba Pell, dau. of Thomas, Lord of tlie Manor of Pelham, son 
of Sir John Pell, of London, by whom he had ten children. 

12. i. John, born at Westchester, 1740. 

13. ii. EuPHEMiA, m. Daniel White, M. D. 

14. iii. Margaket, m. Thomas Pell, of Pelham Manor. 

15. iv. Helena, m. Hon. Ebenezer White, M. D. 

16. v. Theodosius, b. 1748. 

17. vi. Theophilus, served in the Revolution ; died unmarried. 

18. vii. Anne, m. Anthony Abramse. 

19. viii. Salome, died unm. 

20. ix. Baknabas, died young. 

21. s. Katharine, died young. 

12. JoH^r Baktow, (eldest son of Theophilus) lived at Pelham, in 
the old Manor House of liis grandfather. Lord Pell. He was wealthy, 
and a great friend to St. Peter's Church, of which he was vestryman. 
Died in 1816, and interred in the family cemetery. He ra. first, Mary- 
Ryder, of Jamaica, by whom he had two sons and one daughter ; and, 
secondly, Ann, dau. of Joseph Pell, of Pelham Manor, by wliom he 
had three sons and four daughters ; but tliere is no male issue living 
by his second wife. 







32 The Bartoio Pedigree. [Janiiary-y 

Children of John Bartow, and Mary (Ryder), his wife : — 

22. i. AtJGtrsTus, born at Westchester, 1762, removed to Fisbkill, Dutchess Co., 

N. Y., in 1806, where he died, Jan. 18, 1810, and was buried in the 
church-yard of Trinity Church, Fishkill village. He married Clarina 
Bartow, his second cousin, by whom he had nine children, Stephen, 
Jane, Robert, William Augustus, Juliana, George Anthony, Susan- 
nah Clarina, Mary Ann, and Edgar John (a). 

23. ii. Stephen, born at Westchester, m. Mary Thompson, of Catskill, and had 

Sarah, m. John Spencer; Edwin, d. s. p. ; Alfred, d. s. p.; Fanny, 
Harriet, and Maria, m. Thomas Cole, of Catskill. 

24. iii. Mary, m. Punderson, son of Basil Bart w , had only son, Basil, who 

died s. p. 

Ifi. Rev. TiiEODOSius Bartow (son of Theoj^hilus) was Rector of 
Trinity Church, New Rochelle, 29 years, and died in 1819. He m. in 
1772 Jemima Abramse, and had 8 sons and 3 daughters. 

25. i. Andrew Abramse. of Bartow Hill, Herkimer Co., N. Y., m. Mary- 

Hunt, of Hunt's Point. Only one sou, Charles, left issue. 

26. ii. Theodosius (M. D.), of Savannah, m. Frances Davis ; had t^o sons, 

both of whom died without issue, Doctor John and General I rank. 
Theopiiilus, m. Elizabeth Abramse ; issue extinct. 
Anthony Abramse, of Savannah ; issue extinct. 
Jacob, of New Rochelle, m. Eliza Blackwell. of Blackwell's Island, and 

has Rev. Theodore B., Chaplain U. S. A. : no sons ; Alfred F. ; Rev. 

Henry B., no sons ; Charles, Leonard, Samuel, Jacob F., and five 


30. vi. (Rev.) John Vanderbilt, grad. at Columbia College 1808, Rector of 

Trinity Church, Baltimore ; m. Matilda Stewart, and had Theodo- 
sius, N. Y. ; John A., Astoria; Leonard, d. y. ; and four daughters. 

31. vii. Leonard, no male issue. 

32. viii. Barnabas, died young. 

On Long Island, out West, and elsewhere, are many families who 
spell the name Barto, and some Bartow. They descend from two 
brothers who came from France. The one, John, born 1709, settled 
in Vermont ; the otlier, Francis, born 1711, settled at Hempstead, L. I. 
It does not appear that they are of the same family with the Bartows 
of Westchester, N. Y. 



[See p. 186, Vol. 11. of Record.] 

1782. Sept. 25. Issued letters of adm. to Christina Livingst07i, late 

of the City of New York, but now of the County of Albany, 
Widow of Philip Livingston., Esq., deceased, upon the Estate 
of Abraham Livingston, of Charleston, in South Carolina, 

1783. Oct. 11. Issued letters of adm. to Penjamin Young Prime, 

formerly of Huntington, in the County of Suffolk, physician, 
but at present residing in Connecticut, upon the Estate of 
Mhenezer Prime, of Huntington, aforesaid, clerk — at Rumbout. 

1784. Jan. 9. Issued letters of admin, to Cornelins J. Bogert, of 

the City of New York, attorney at law, upon the Estate of 
Nicholas Bogert, formerly of the same place, but late of 
Horse Neck, in Connecticut, Gentleman. 

(a) For Biography and portrait of Edgar John Bartow, see Stiles' Hist. Brooklyn, 
2f. r., iii., 672. 

1872.] The Humphreys Family. 33 


A Model Chukch Letter ; and, Who Designed the Old American Navy . 
Contributed by Fred. Humplireys, M. D., of New York City. 

The Humphreys family are very ancient. They trace their name, line- 
age and arms to the days of William the Conqueror. In so old an 
English family it is not surprising to find several different progenitors 
of American families of this name. The most noted of these, in the 
order of their immigration, are: Jonas, who came to Dorchester in 
1630, who was a Puritan, and whose descendants are chiefiy in Boston, 
Weymouth and vicinity ; Mickael, who was at Ancient Windsor in 
1643, and who was a Cliurchman, and whose numerous descendants 
have largely emigrated from Connecticut to the middle and western 
States ; and Daniel, who came to Pennsylvania in 1682. He and his 
descendants are Friends, and still reside in Pennsylvania and that 
region. From this Daniel, who with mother and sisters are the subject 
of the first letter, was descended his son Charles, who was a member 
of the first Continental Congress from 1774 to '76 ; and his grandson 
Joshua, the subject of the second letter, and the designer and builder 
of the old American navy ; his great-grandson Samuel was well known 
as the chief constructor of the American navy from 1815 to 1846; and 
the son of this last mentioned is at present Chief of Engineers of the 
U. S. A., Maj.-Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys. 

It seems necessary to premise this much to show that the family 
blood has not deteriorated in this line during the last two centuries. 

The quaint simplicity and flavor of sanctity in the first letter, and 
the unassuming modesty of the second, are worthy of note : 

1683, tlie 27tli of Fifth Month. 
To all or any wliom it may concern. Whereas, Elizabeth Humi)hreys, of Sham- 
gain, in the county of Merioneth, with together all her children, viz : Benjamin 
Humphreys, Lydia Humphreys, Amy Humphreys and Gobetha Humphreys, have 
declared before us their intention in order to their removal to Pennsylvania, in 
America. We thought it convenient to certify in their behalf as followeth, viz : As 
to herself, the said Elizabeth is a woman worthy of recommendation for an honest, 
faithful woman that hath been serviceable in her place and praiseworthy in her 
conversation amongst us ; her children also, educated as children of honest pa- 
rents, of and concerning whom we have known that they are as tender plants grow- 
ing in that work the the truth and grace of God. She has her eldest 
son, Daniel Humphreys, already gone into Pennsylvania about twelve months 
since. Our testimony concerning him is, also, that he hath walked orderly 
amongst us, and parted with vxs in much love, mutually, with consent of mother 
and relations, and left such a testimony behind him that was and is of good savor. 
From the quarterly meeting of Merionethshire. 

Signed: Robert Owen, 

Owen Humphreys, Owen Lewis, 

HuGU Rees, Rowland Owen, 

Humphrey Owen, John Evans, 

Griffith Lewis, Daniel Evans, 

Ellis Morris, . Thomas Davis, 

Rowland Ellis, • Robert Owen. 

A true copy, March 16, 1822. CHARLES HUMPHREYS. 

Joshua Humphreys was a distinguished ship-builder of Philadelphia 
when the fleet of six frigates was ordered by Congress to be built in 
1794, and the models for their construction which were furnished by 

34 The Hum'phreys Family. [January, 

him were finally adopted. On the 28th of June, 1794, he was appomted 
the constructor and master-builder of the forty-four-gun ship to be 
built in Philadelphia (the United States), with a salary of $2,000 per 
annum, commencing May 1st, 1794, "in consideration of his incessant 
application to the public interests, in adjusting the principles of the 
ships, drawing drafts, and making models, etc." He continued in 
office as naval constructor until Oct. 26, 1801. Samuel Humphreys, 
his son, was also naval constructor, receiving his appointment April 17, 
1813, and that of chief naval constructor, Kov. 25, 1820. Redesigned 
several of the finest ships of war in the old sailing navy, and died in 
service August 16, 1846. 

Joshua Humphreys, the grandson of Joshua above, to whom the cane 
mentioned in the following letter («) was to be bequeathed, entered 
the navy as midsliij)man, July 1, 1828, became passed midshipman, 
June 14, 1834, and lieutenant, Feb. 25, 1841. Pie remained in service 
until 1847 or '48, wlien he resigned to accept the agency of the Middle- 
sex Mills in Lowell, Mass. 

It is a singular coincidence that, at the time the elder Joshua Hum- 
phreys was writing this letter, his grandson and namesake was a passed 
midshipman on board the frigate United States, then in the Mediter- 
ranean, which he had constructed : 

Havre Township, Delaware Coimty, Pa. 

Dear Sir — On my son Samuel's return from Boston, he presented me witli a 
very handsome walking Cane, made out of a part of the Frigate Constitution (Old 
Ironsides), which was taken out of her while under your repairs. This Cane is of 
double value to me on account of its having been taken from one of the Frigates 
I constructed in the year 1794, forty-two years ago, under the administration of 
the es^er memorable Washington and Gen. Knox, his then Secretary of War. 
The five Frigates, the United States, the President, and Constitution, lorty-fours, 
the Constellation and Congress, thirty-sixes, were all built by the drafts and 
moulds sent on by me to the different Ports where they were to be built. The 
moulds and drafts for the Chesapeak were also sent on by me to Mr. Pennock, 
Navy Agent at Norfolk, for a 44, the same size of the large Frigates and the 
keel laid. But as there was no person there who understood the drafts and 
moulds, a Josiah Foxan, an Englishman, who was in the mould loft with me, 
who copied some of the drafts that were sent on from here to the different build- 
ers ; but, instead of conforming to the drafts and instructions from me, he cur- 
tailed the dimentions of that ship from a 44 to a 3G ; but by whose authority 
the alterations was made, I (was) never able to find out ; this ship always 
spoke for herself as well as the others did. Old fellows like myself like to 
tell what they did in their younger days, and I will say to you that I built the 
first Frigate (Kandolph), and fitted out the first fleet, under Com. Hopkins, 
that sailed under the U. States, in the year 1774. The great mark of attention 
you have shown me in sending me so beautiful a present, has made me proud, al- 
though in my 86 year of age, a time of life when I ought to be more humble. 

The Cane I shall leave as a Talisman to my grandson & namesake, son of my 
son Samuel, that, should he ever come into action, he will recollect the bravery 
of the otficers of the Old Ironsides. 

Should you ever come this way, I should be most glad to see you and spend 
some time with us. 1 live in Hereford Township, Delaware County, Pa., seven 
miles west of the Schuylkill Bridge. 

I am, with very great respect. 

Address, Yours, &c,. 


Naval Constructor, 

Charlstown, Mass. 

(ffl) See New Eng. Hist, and Gen. Reg. xsiv. 304. 

1872.] The Wright Family. 35 

By John J. Lattixg, Esq. , op New York. 

Read before tlie New York Genealogical and Biograpliical Society, at tlieir meet- 
ing on Saturday evening, Oct. 14, 1871. 

- The brothers Peter, Aisithony and Nicholas Wright emigrated 
from Enghind to Massachusetts as early as 1636-7. It is believed, 
although not ^^ositively proved, that they were of the very ancient fam- 
ily of AVright in Norfolk, seated in that county irora time immemo- 
rial, of wliich family was Thomas W^right, living in the reign of Henry 
VIII., father of John Wright, who died, seized of the manors of Tin- 
dalls and Rowses, in East Laxham, Norfolk, in the 32d year of the 
reign of Henry VIII. He had two sons, Edmuxd, his heir, and 
Nicholas. They married sisters, daughters and co-heirs of Edmund 
Beaupre, of Beaupre Hall in Norfolk. From Edmund, by a second 
marriage with Jane, daugliter and co-heir of Thomas Russell, brother 
of John, Earl of Bedford, descended the family of Wrights, now, 
or lately represented by John Wright, Esq., of Kilverstone Hall, near 
Thetford, in Norfolk. 

Nicholas, by his wife, Anne Beaupre, was father of five children, 
from one of whom, there is reason to believe, came the immigrant 
brothers above named. 

They are found first residing at Lynn, then called Saugus, in Mas- 
sachussetts, but shortly afterw^ards removed to Sandwich, Cape Cod, 
in 'the settlement of which place they all became active leaders, 
acquiring lands and holding offices there of military as well as of civic 
trust. Here several of the children of Peter and Nicholas were born. 
In 1653 they joined the company led by the Rev. William Leverich, 
and came to Long Island, and united in the first purchase from the 
Indians of the teihitory, including the site of the present village of Oys- 
ter Bay. They all became large landed proprietors at tliat place, and 
were men of prominence and influence in the town. Anthony appears 
to have lived and died a bachelor, but both Peter and Nicholas left 
large families. 

They were all, at an early period, active and zealous members of the 
Society of Friends. Anthony's house in the village of Oyster Bay 
was for many years the place of their meetings, both for worship and 
business, and he subsequently conveyed to them portions of 'his home- 
stead for a burial-place and the erection of a meeting-house. The 
record of this deed, though in a mutilated and imperfect state, is still 
preserved in the ancient book of minutes of the Society, and is as fol- 
lows : 

Greeting Antlione Wright 

Longe Island 

and bequeath 
six poles part of my 

ing to my now dwelling house in Oyster baye for and to the use and be- 

hoofe of my well Ales Crabbe, Hannah Wriglite, Samuel [Andrews], 

Mary Andrews, and the rest of the people in this place called Quakers, 

36 The Wright Family. [January, 

for a Bur as alsoe fortie footes square of tlie south corner of iny 

wliomelot, next and adjacent to the highwaye, for to builde upon itt a meeting- 
house for them, and alsoe, such other hear them in the same faith and 
profession of Christ Jesus, to have, hould possess perpetuallie, as 
their own proper endes, use and uses as aforesaid, without 
hindrance, molestation, or disturbance by through me or by my meanes 
at any time whatsoever ; and this is my will and pleasure. 

Witnesse my hand and scale this fifteenth the eighte moanth. Anno 

one thousand six hundred seaventie-two. 

Acknowledged, subscribed, \ 
and sealed in the presence ,- 
of us, ) 

John Tilton, Sen"" 
John Bowne, Sen'" 
Samuel Deane. 

A meeting-house was erected on this land in the following year, 
under a contract made between the Society and two of their members, 
Samuel Andrews and John Fealces. This contract folloAvs the deed in 
the record above referred to, and is of interest as prescribing the size 
and form of the building, and the number and particular location of 
the windows and doors. The whole work was to cost £20, equal to 
llOO present currency, and the builders Avere to be paid in wheat, " pease, 
Indian-corn and porke.'' Of course, no vestige of this ancient struc- 
ture now exists, it having been, at a later date, succeeded by a much 
larger and ampler house. 

Anthony Wright died in Oyster Bay, on the 8th of September, 1G80. 
Havino- always led an unblemished life, he was beloved and respected 
by all his townsmen, and his memory was long cherished among them, 
and soup-ht to be perpetuated in the bestowal of his name to the brook 
which flowed through the village, near his house — for many years 
called Anthony'^ s Brook, the bridge over it being also known as 
Anthojiy'' s Bridge ; but the name has long ago ceased to be applied 
to these' localities, although the brook still flows where it did — its cool 
and limpid waters gliding gently and peacefully along its pebbly bed 
and under the ancient bridge, forever murmuring a not unfitting re- 
quiem to the soul of its venerated namesake. 

Anthony's last Avill and testament aflbrds a curious exposition of his 
remembrance of, as well as his desire to be remembered by, his numer- 
ous relatives. It does not inform us of the exact relationship of all 
his beneficiaries. The bequests may seem trivial to us, but it should 
be remembered that 2s. Q>d. in that day had a much greater value than 
at this : 

" I, Anthony Wright, of Oysterbaye, in the North Rydeiug upon Long Island, 
" In Yorkshire, being in perfect memory, as my last Will and Testament, Doe here- 
"by make my loving sister. Ales Crabbe, of the same towne as above said, my 
"full and sole Executor, Giving and bequeathing unto her all my whole Estate, 
" bothi of Houseing, Lauds, Goods, Catties, and Chatteles, all of which I shall be de- 
" ceased of for her the said Ales, to have, hold. Possess, and Enjoy the same as her 
" owne, proper or otherwise, to lett, sell, or Dispose thereof, or of any part or Parcel 

thereof, as she shall seeme meate and convenient, without any molestation of 

aud unto his wife, Ann Wright, I give five shillings ; and unto his son, Caleb 
Wri"-ht, I give two shillings, six pence ; and to John Wright, two shillings, six 

1872.] The Wright Family. 37 

'■ pence ; and to Edward Wright, two shillings, six pence. To Rebecca ffrost, two 
"shillings, six pence ; to Sarah Lattin, two shillings, six pence ; and to Mary Cole, 
" two shillings, six pence ; and to Deborah Wright, two shillings, six pence ; and 
"to Gideon Wright, two shillings, six pence ; to Elizabeth Wright, his wife, five 
"shillings; to Adam Wright, two shillings, six pence; and to his wife, Mary 
" Wright, five shillings. To Job Wright, two shillings, six pence. Unto Mary 
" Andrews, two shillings, six pence ; to Hannah Wright, two shillings, six pence ; 
"to James Towusend, five shillings; to his wife, Elizabeth Townsend, two shil- 
" lings, six pence ; unto Lydia Wright, two shillings, six pence ; and unto Richard 
" Crab, five shillings. Alsoe, I give unto Isaack Dotye one cow. And this is my 
" Will and Pleasure so to doe, and in confirmagon hereof I have hereunto set my 
"hand and seale this 20th day of the third mouth. Anno 1673. 

" Acknowledged signed and sealed and delivered in presence of us, 
"M.VTTHE^v Pkiar, Johx Tilton, Sen'', Samuel Spicer, John Fekes. 
" Was endorsed on the backside as followeth : 
" Oysterbay, September 4th, 1G80. 

" Then was the within meuooned will shown to us, und"" subscribed by Anthony 
" Wright, and by him acknowledged to be his Will and Tesi anient, and avoyd scru- 
" pie that may arise from any that may pretend to be concerned, he did declare 
" to us the day above menooned, that the words under the tenth line in the will 
" on the other side (" person or persons,") and the words " to bee," and the word 
" * estate,' being interlined under y" eleventh line, were soe done before signeing 
" and sealing of this my last Will aforesaid. 

Witness our hands, 

John Inians, 
Humphrey Davenport. 

The will was proved at a court of sessions at Jamaica, Dec. 8, 1680. 
(K Y., Surrogate's office, Lib. II. of Wills, p. 202> 

Peter's wife was Alice — ; she was an active, energetic and prominent 
member of the little community. She survived her husband, and sub- 
sequently married Richard Crab, one of the early Stamford settlers, 
who came to Oyster Bay in 16G0. Peter's children were — Peter, born 
at Sandwich, February 28th, 1651 ; Gideon, Job, Adam, Lydia, Mary, 
Hannah and Sarah. 

The three daughters — Lydia, Mary and Hannah — inherited largely 
the self-reliant characteristics of their mother. They were noted for 
their religious zeal and for their endurance under persecution at the 
hands of the intolerant governor and magistrates of Massachusetts, 
who so cruelly executed their disgraceful laws against the Quakers ; 
so much the more disgraceful and inexcusable, by reason, that the very 
men who fled from persecution in their native land, that they might 
find a place wherein to worship God according to their conscience, 
were the foremost to persecute and oppress those who happened to 
dilFer with them in religious faith. TIius it has been truly and tersely 
said, "Laud was justified by the men whom he had wronged." 

It may be difficult for us in this later and more enlightened age to 
comprehend or account for this inconsistency, but let it be some pal- 
liation for the reproach to remember, that while onr ancestors fled 
from the fatherland in search of religious liberty, it was for " religious 
liberty in a peculiar sense that they contended, and they were severely 
faithful to the cause as they understood it. The true principles of 
religious liberty, in its wide and full comprehension, had never dawned 
upon their minds, and were never maintained by them." [a) 

(a) Upham's Hist, of Sir Henry Vane. 

38 The Wright Family. [January, 

Their persistent barbarity in putting Mary Dyer to death excited 
the indignation of all converts to the Quaker faith, and impelled many 
to flock to Boston under the firm persuasion that they were called of 
God to utter their exhortations and warnings in the very ears of their 
persecutors. Among those who appeared there shortly after Mary 
Dyer's execution (A. D. 1660), were the sisters Mary and Hannah 
Wright. They were particularly " bold in speech," publicly denounc- 
ing the magistrates for their part in that affair. They were imme- 
diately seized and lodged in Boston jail. Here were lying at this 
time twenty-five others, some under sentence of death, some to be 
whipped, others to be banished. Among them was lVe7ilocl- Christis- 
so?i (or Christopherson), a fearless and outspoken champion of the inter- 
dicted religion, who, having been before banished from Massachusetts, 
had recently returned and been summarily condemned to deatli for 
daring to confront the magistrates in open court and denounce them 
for their cruel proceedings against William Leddra. 

Alluding to the events of this period. Bishop, in his A''eio England 
Judged, says: "Several of Salem friends ye committed, and have con- 
tinued them long prisoners at Boston, as M. Trask, John Smith, Mar- 
garet Smith, Edward Wharton, and others ; Robert Harper, also, of 
Sandwitch, and Deborah ye committed likewise; and these were in 
your j^rison the 30th of the 10th Month, 1660. Several ye banished 
upon ])ain of death, as Winlock Christison, and Will. King of Salem, 
and Martha Standly, a maid, belonging to England, and Mary Write 
of Oyster Bay in Long Island, who gave her testimony against you 
for your cruelty in putting Mary Dyer to death, whose blood ye also 
thirsted after, because of it." 

Fortunately for the imprisoned ones, intelligence of these persecutions 
having reached England, and manifestations of disapprobation being 
made by the Home Government, the Court hastened to enact what they 
termed a New Law, which commences with the following merciful (!) 
preamble: " This Court, being desirous to try all means vnth as much 
lenity as may consist vnth our safety, to prevent the intrusions of the 
Quakers, who, besides their absurd and blasphemous doctrines, do, like 
rogues and vagabonds, come in upon us, and have not been restrained by 
the laws already provided, have ordered," &c. ; and then proceeds to 
declare that every person convicted by a magistrate of being a Quaker 
sljall be " stripped naked from the middle upwards, and tyed to a cart's- 
tail, and whipped through the town, and from thence immediately con- 
veyed to the constable of the next town towards the border of our 
jurisdiction, as the warrant shall direct, and so from constable to con- 
stable, till tliey be conveyed through any the outwardest towns of our 

On the 22d of May, 1661, the Court made the following order 
respecting the prisoners then lying in the jail : " It is ordered that all 
the Quakers now in prison be acquainted with the New Law made 
against them, and forthwith released from prison, and sent from con- 
stable to constable, out of this jurisdiction; and if they, or any of 
them, be found after twelve hours Avithin the same, he or they shall be 
proceeded with according to the law made this present Court, Peter 
Pierson and Judah Brown excepted, Persons condemned to be whip'd 
in the prison only with twenty stripes apiece." 

]872.] The Wright Family. 39 

The circumstances attending the release of the prisoners are quaintly 
told by Chroniclei-s, and as the two sisters Wright were of the party, 
we think the recital deserves repetition at our hands. Says Besse, in 
his History of the Sufferings of the Quakers (vol. ii, p. 224) : "When 
one of the marshals and a constable came to the prison, and told them 
they were ordered by the Court to make them acquainted with their 
New Law, Wenlock Christison said, ' What means this ? Have ye a 
new law?' They answered, ' Yes.' Then, said Wenlock, 'You have 
deceived most people.' ' Why ? ' said they. ' Because,' said Wenlock, 
* they did think the gallows had been your last weapon. Have you got 
more yet ? ' ' Yes,' said they. ' Read it,' says Wenlock ; which they 
did. Then Wenlock said, ' Your magistrates said that your law was 
a good and wholesome law, made for your peace and the safeguard of 
your country. What ! are your hands now become weak ? The 
power of God is over you all' Then the prison doors w^ere set open, 
and Wenlock, with twenty-seven others turned forth, of whom Peter 
Pearson and Judith Brown were whipt with twenty cruel stripes, 
through the town of Boston, on their naked backs. Many of their 
mouths were opened, and they published the truth among the people. 
A guard armed with swords were appointed by the Court to drive 
them all out of that jurisdiction, into the wilderness country, which 
they performed accordingly." 

Whether either of the sisters were of those "who opened their 
mouths and published the truth " on this occasion is not told, nor are 
the sufterings of the party while wandering in the then wilderness 
country about Boston related to us. But in the following year, 1662, 
Hcomah, the younger sister, then only fourteen years of age, "was 
stii-red with such zeal, that, coming again from Long Island, some hun- 
dreds of miles from Boston into that bloody town, she appeared in the 
court there, and warned the magistrates 'to spill no more innocent 
blood.' This saying so struck them at first, that they all sat silent, 
till Rawson, the secretary, said 'What ! shall we be baffled by such 
an one as this ! Come ! let us drink a dram ! " (a) 

It is probable her youth saved her from the wrath of the astonished 
Court, or, possibly, they drank so deeply as to be mollified into forget- 
fulness of the bold culprit. She grew up an active member of the 
Society. She never married, and continued to reside with her mother 
and stepfather in Oyster Bay. Her name and the names of her sis- 
ters appear frequently after this period, in the minutes of their meet- 
ings at Oyster Bay, Matinecock and Flushipg, until the record of her 
sudden death in Maryland, in 1675, communicated by Matthew Prior 
in the following "Testimony." Unfortunately, the entry is so muti- 
lated and indistinct, that the whole of it cannot be deciphered. What 
can be read is as follows : 

riland ye 4th of ye first month 1675 testimony 

concerning our dear friend Hannah Wright .... ye body in Marilaud, she_ 
being there in ye service of ... . everhasting truth, upon ye fourth day of 
ye month, being ye fifth day of ye week being [aboard] we past away intending 
to ye westeren shore, but being prevented by ye determinate hand of ye just and 
all seeing God, wee being upon ye watter, about ye 10th hour in ye night, ye 
boat overset & wee were seaven persona in ye boat, three was taken away in ye 

{a) Sewall's History of Quakers, p. 389. 

40 The Wright Family. [January, 

Judgment, but I believe in mercy to their own souls, and ye rest had their lives 

just given them for which I hope will never be forgotten by 

them, but I hope will dwell upon their soules for ever. And after our deep exer- 
sise, when I began to consider ye loss of our deare friend, ye loss of her was to 
me a double loss (which made me cry as David did for his son). She was wholly 
given up for the servis of truth, and was faithful in her measure, which her heav- 
enly father had committed unto her, for she was a good seavour unto all people 
wherever she came. She was made willing to pass through all trialls & harde- 
ships wtever for ye spreading of God's blessed truth, and for ye honour of his holy 
name, & hath finished her testimony & hath laid down her head in her heavenly 
father's bosom in peace & is crowned, I believe, with life and Immortalite for 
ever. Matthetc Prior. 

Lydia, tlie other sister, was also a conspicuous member of the Soci- 
ety, and underwent sundry trials and sufferings at the hands of our 
Boston '■'•friends.'''' The persecutions of former years had failed to 
diminish the number of adlaerents to the " benevolent faith " whom the 
laws stigmatized as heretics. Thus the lawmakers and the magistrates 
continued in their blind bigotry, forgetful or regardless that the " blood 
of the Martyrs is the seed of the Church ; " and so it proved. These 
persecutions only served to strengthen rather than to weaken the 
cause against which they were aimed. 

In the summer of 1677 there came to Boston one Margaret Brewster 
of Barbadoes, a distinguished Quakeress, the wife of Thomas Brew- 
ster. There had lately been promulgated at Boston the law requiring 
all persons coming into the country to take an oath of fidelity to the 
Government, making no exception as to the Quakers who professed 
conscientious scruples against taking any oath, because of the Scripture 
direction, " sicear not al alV She sent the governor a protest and 
warning against enforcing the law as to the Quakers. She also went 
about, uttering her warnings in public. On Sunday, the 8th of July, 
of that year, she marched into the South Church, at Boston, during 
service, Avitli "her hair about her shoulders, ashes upon her head, her 
face coloi'ed black, and sackcloth upon her upper garments." Fol- 
lowing her came Lydia Wright, with Sarah Miles and Elizabeth 
Bowers, jun., and John Easton, jun., who took her riding-clothes and 
shoes when she went into the house. They were all immediately seized 
by a constable and carried to prison, and there kept upon the follow- 
ing warrant, issued early the next morning : 

To the Keeper of the Prison at Boston : 

Whereas, there was one man and four women, Quakeis, committed to prison 
yesterday, being the Lord's-day, for making an horriljle disturbance and affright- 
ing the people in the South Church in Boston, in the time of the publick dispens- 
ing of the Word, whereby several women, as I am informed, are in great danger of 
miscarrying. These are, therefore, in his Majesty's name, to will and require you 
to keep the said Quakers carefully till they be thence discharged by order of law. 
And for the other Quakers taken at that meeting, and committed to prison by the 
constable, the law of the 3rd of Nov., 1675, directs you what to do : which you are 
to observe at your jieril. 


Dated the 9th of July, 1677. 

On the 4th of August following they were brought into court, at 
Boston, before the governor {a) and magistrates and tried. The exam- 
inations of the parties accused are given by the faithful historian in true 

(a) John Leverett. 

1872.] The Wright Family. 41 

dramatic style. They are too long for insertion here. What relates 
to Lydia Wright is detailed as follows : 

Governor. — Call Lydia Wright. 

Clerk. — Lydia Wright, of Long Island. 

L. Wright.— Here. 

Governor. — Are you one of the women that came in with this woman into Mr. 
Thatcher's meeting-house to disturb him at his worship '? 

L. Wright.— I was, but I disturbed none ; for I came in peaceably, and I spake 
not a word to man, woman, or child. 

Governor. — What came you for then? 

L. Wright.— B.&\e you not made a law that we should come to your meeting? 
For we were peaceably met together at our own meeting-house, and some pf your 
constables came in, and haled some of our friends out and said, " This is not a 
place for you to worship God in." Then we asked him, " Where we phould 
worship God ? " Then they said, " We must come to your public worship." And 
upon the first day following, I had something upon my heart to come to your pub- 
lic worship, when we came in peaceably, and spake not a word ; yet we were haled 
to prison, and there have been kept near a month. 

8. Broadstreet. — Did you come there to hear the Word ? 

L. Wright.— li the word of God was there, I was ready to hear it. 

Governor. — Did your parents give consent you should come thither ? 

L. Wright. — Yes ! my mother did. 

Governor. — Shew it. 

L. Wright.— Uyoxx will stay till I can send home, I will engage to get from un- 
der my mother's hand that she gave her consent. 

Juggins, a magistrate, said— You are led, by the spirit of the devil, to ramble 
up and down the country, like whores and rogues a-cater-wawling. 

L. Tl7%/«i.— Such words do not become those who call themselves Christians; 
for they that sit to judge for God in matters of conscience ought to be sober and 
serious ; for sobriety becomes the people of God ; for these are a weighty and pon- 
derous people. 

Governor. — Did you own this woman ? 

L. Wright. — I own her, and have unity with her, and I do believe so have all 
the faithful servants of the Lord, for I know the power and presence of the Lord 
was with us. 

Juggins. — You are mistaken. You do not know the power of God. You are 
led by the spirit and light within you, which is of the devil : there is but one God, 
and you do not worship that God which we worship. 

L. Wright.— I believe thou speakest truth; for if you worshipped that God 
which we worship, you would not persecute his people ; for we worship the God 
of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and the same God that Daniel worshipped. 

So they cried, " Take her away." 

Then followed the examinations of the other two girls ; and they were all car- 
ried back to prison, and about an hour afterward brought again into the court, 
when, the governor being present, the clerk read their sentence _ as follows: 
" Margaret i5rewster, you are to have your clothes stript oft' to the middle, and to 
be tied to a carfs-tail at the South meeting-house, and to be drawn through the 
town, and to receive twenty stripes upon your naked bod v." 

* * * * * * 

" Lydia Wright and Mary Miles, you are to be tied to the cart's-tail also. Bar- 
bara Bowers you are to be tied also." 

" So they were carried to prison again, this being the Yth day of the 
week, and on the 5th day following the sentence was executed. " The 
historian adds, " During the examination of these women they appeared 
altogether unconcerned as to themselves, being fully resigned to what- 
soever suiierings might be their portion; steadfastly maintaining their 
full assurance of a divine call to the service they went upon, and a per- 
fect peace and serenity of mind in yielding obedience thereunto. In 
all which they seem to have really exercised the faith and patience of 
the saints and people of God." 

42 The Wright Family. [January, 

Immediately after tliis disgraceful scene, the two martyr-friends, 
3Iargaret and Lydla, shook tlie dust of Boston streets from their feet, 
and travelled back to Sandwich. They went thence to Rhode Island, 
"* that little State in the " corner " of New-England, where the Quaker 
was looked upon with more toleration, where there was no persecu- 
tion for conscience' sake, and where Religious Freedom found a safe 

Here lived at this time William Coddington. In former years he 
had been a magistrate in Boston, and was Treasurer of the Colony. 
He was subsequently, for several successive years. Governor of Rhode 
Island. He was now an old man, seventy-five years of age. In a 
letter written by him at this time, to his friend Judge Fretwell, in 
Barbadoes, he briefly relates the particulars of the arrest and trial of 
these i)arties, and of the execution of the sentence against them; 
uttering his denunciations of these persecutions, declaring in his homely 
but forcible phrase, that the magistrates of Boston " stink of the 
Blood of the Innocent !" 

It may not be thought out of place to cite here his enlightened 
opinion of these horrid practices of his Massachusetts neighbors, con- 
tained in a letter written by him two years before, while he was 
Governor of Rhode Island, to John Leverett, then Governor of Massa- 
chusetts. " It is the shame " (writes he) " and reproach of New Eng- 
land, that those that were persecuted in England, and bore their 
testimony there against bishops and ceremonies, sliould in New Eng- 
land put to death four of the servants of the ever-living God,(«) banish 
upon pain of death, cut oft' ears, fine, whip, and imprison for keeping 
their conscience pure to God." 

The Governor of Massachusetts had charged him wnth having 
" declined from his former profession and practices," but the good old 
Governor sets himself right b}^ declaring : " Our profession in Eng- 
land which thou mentionest, about fifty years ago, was far before 
yours in the Massachusetts. We persecuted not, but stood together 
for the public good. I was one of those many Ijincolnshire gentle- 
men, so called, that denied the Royal Loan and suftered for it in King 
Charles the Ist's days, and bishops and ceremonies were denied by us, 
and all evils. . . . Assure thyself I am supported by that Power, 
that I shall never dishonor my grey head to come to you, for I am the 
servant of the Lord, that worship him in spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus, 
and have no confidence in your fleslily worship. ... I am old, 
in the 72d year, and thou not young, I suppose, near 60. I liave 
known thee from thy childhood, and thou me, many years. I do de- 
sire that tliou and all that ever knew me, were as I am. Thou might- 
est lose by it in some respects, but thy gain in the enjoyment of the 
power and presence of the Lord would be one hundred fold in this 
life, and in the Avorld to come, eternal glory." 

Such was the liberal and lai'ge-hearted spirit of the brave old Gov- 
ernor, who, in these perilous times, dared to offer shelter to our suffer- 
ing friends. 

Lydia Wright soon returned to her island home, and continued a 
faithful preacher and teacher among the people ; but her heart seems 

(a William Kobiiison, Marmaduke Stevenson, Mary Dyer, and William Leddra, 

1872.] The Wright Family. 43 

to have yearned after her friends in Barbadoes, who were there still 
suffering from the intolerance of their English rulers. From the follow- 
ing certificate, given her by the Quarterly Meeting held at Flushing, 
in November, 1682, it is inferred she passed the winter of that year in 
the West Indies. 

Friends at Barbadoes, Antigoe, Nevis, Jamaica . . 
, where this may come greeting, whereas, the bearer 
hereof, our deare friend, Lydia Wright, liath . . . time 

had drawings and moveings on her heart and minde in y* love of God 
to visit the seed of God in those parts, and now finding freedom in 
his love, hath signified y" same unto consideration of this our men and 
women's Quarterly meetin;?, we, after a weighty consideration and ex- 
amination of matters, in God's feare, for y^ preservation and exalta- 
tion of God's truth, both in particular and in general!, Ave, with unani- 
mous consent, did and doe aquiess with y'' motion of her going to visit 
friends in your parts, as having good unity therein and therewith ; 
moreover, y* she is one y' hath walked as becometh truth ever since 
her convincement, according to our knowledge — have not heard to y" 
contrary — but has lived in unity with us, and we with her in y*' truth. 
In which truth, that never changeth, we recommend this our deare 
friend and sister unto you, hoping and desiring your godly care over 
her, who are your brethren and sisters in y^ same trutli. 

At our Quarterly men and women's meeting at Flushing, on Lo. 
Island, this 30th of y^ 10th mo., 1682. 

Isaac Hornee, Mart Andrews, 

Willi a:m Richardsox, Elizabeth Dickinson, 

Henry Willis, Elizabeth Deane, 

John Bown, Ann Noble, - 

James Way, Hannah Bowne, 

John Ffeake, Amy Richardson, 

Sam. Spicer, Sarah Deane, 

Edmond Titus, Eliz. Coperwhait, 

Sam. Andrews, Mary Wilits. 
Daniel Kirkpatrick, 
John Adams, 
John Wat, 

If she made this intended visit, she must have returned early in the 
following spring, for, on the 17th day of the 1st month (March), 1683-4, 
she was "married in the meeting-house at Oyster Bay to Isaac Horner, 
whose name, it will be seen, heads the list of signers of the above 
cert^cate. Her sister Mary was already married to Samuel Andrews, 
one of the architects of the meeting-house. 

On the 20th of March, 1685, there was born to Lydia and her hus- 
band, at Oyster Bay, a daughter, whom they named "Deliverance," 
and in the month of October following the two sisters and their hus- 
bands sold out their possessions in Oyster Bay and migrated to New- 


Of Nicholas, the other brother, the town records contain abundant 
entries, showing him to have been a man of large estate, for those 
days, and occupying sundry public offices at various dates. He died 
in Oyster Bay, in the year 1682, and left the following will : 

44 The Wright Family. [January, 

Oysterbay, the lOth of April, 1674. 

I, Nicholas Wright, aged sixty-five years or thereabouts. Being sick and weake, 
yett in perfect memory, Doe beqiieave my Soule to the Almighty God that gave it 
me, and my Body to the Yearth from whome it came. 

Imprimis, I make my Loving wife, Ann Wright, sole Executor of my movables, 
both within my house and without, both of kine, horse-flesh, and swine, together 
with my house and Lands which I now Possess, During her life, and to have the 
full Disposing of any Part or Parcell of it as she shall see cause for her use and re- 
liefe whilst she doth live, only a Parte of my house Ijott, from the North side of my 
Orchard to the highway next to my Sister Crab's, I have given to my sonne Caleb 
for his pr'ent use, it being the same Breadth to the reere of my lott ; and after my 
decease and my wife's Decease, all the home Lott and orchard is to be my son 
Caleb's, with a right of Commons to itt ; and my lands upon hog-Island to be 
equally divided between my three sonns, Caleb, John, and Edmund, and alsoe, my 
right of meadow at the south is to be equally divided between my before-men- 
tioned sonns ; and alsoe, my meadows lying on the East side the Beaver-swamp 
Creek, with my share of meadow in the home meadow, is to be ecjually divided 
between my sons Caleb and Edmund, and the share of meadow on the west side 
of the Beaver-swamp River I give unto my son John, and further, that lott lying 
by Joseph Weeke's home Lott is to be Equally divided between my sonns John and 

And further, my lands by the way that Goes to Rob' Williams' plantation, with 
common Privileges, is to be equally Divided amongst my three sonns before named ; 
and the peece of Land Lyeing before my home Lott that was given to my sonne 
John by the towne, is to be my sonne Edmund's ; in Lieu of this peece of Land I 
give my sonne John that peece of Land whereon he now lives, and my peece of 
swamp in the mill-River Swamp is to be equally Divided Between Caleb and Ed- 
mund. All these Lands and meadows here mentioned. Excepting that parte to 
Caleb that is given to him,pr'ent, as to be all att my wife's Disposing During her 
Life, and this is my Last Will Testam*. Itt is to be iinderstood, that peece of Land 
which is mengoned on the other side, that I give to my sonne Joiin in lieu of that 
peece I had of liini, Before my home Lott, that was given him by the towne ; he is 
to have all that Lott whoreon he now lives to him & his heirs for Ever, provided 
he pays five pounds att slatter-time [slaughter-time] next ensuing, in Peese or 
Pork, att merchants' Price, and to this I subscribe my hand. 




Gideon Wright. 

Proved at a court of sessions held at Jamaica for the north riding of Yorke- 
shire, on Long Island, the 13th, 14th, & loth days of December, 1G83. 

Letters granted to Ann Wright, the widow, Jany. 15, 1G82. [Lib. 2 of Wills 
(N. Y.), pp. 133, 134, 135.] 

The children of Nicholas were Caleb, some of whose desceiiciants 
still own and occupy his old homestead in Oyster Bay ; John, who 
married Mary, daughter of the 1st Henry Townsend; Sarah, who mar- 
ried Josias Latting ; Edmund, who married his own cousin Sarah, the 
daughter of Peter; Martha, who married Nathaniel Coles; Mercy, 
who married Robert Coles ; and Rebecca, who married Eleazer Lev- 
erich, son of the Rev. William Leverich, from whom, howevei', the 
Court of Assize, in IGVO, granted a divorce on account of his alleged 
^' impotency, after they had been married seven and a half years. This, 
it is believed, was the first case of divorce by this court. The pro- 
ceedings are set forth at length in the court records, the last order 
being made on the 24th February, 1670, when the Coui-t decieed that 
" Eleazer Leverich do pay, or cause to be paid unto Rebecca Wright, 
"from whom he is divorced, the sum of £25, in living cattle, to be 
" apprized by indifferent men, or in corne, beef, or pork, at price cur- 
" rent, in lieu of what she brought to him at their marriage." 

1872.] 3Iar7^iage Records of the Society of Friends. 45 

She subsequently married William Frost, and was by him the 
> mother of two children, sons, from whom descended a numerous and 
prolific progeny. 

It will be readily believed that the history of the Wright family 
comprises an interesting period in the annals of the town of Oyster 
Bay, and it is hoped some descendant of such worthy ancestors may 
yet be found to undertake the task of its compilation. 


Contributed by Rev. Charles W. Baird, of Rye, N. Y. 

To the Puhlication Co^nmittee. 

Gentlemen — I enclose an abstract of the Records of Marriage of 
the Society of Friends in Harrison, or " The Purchase," Westchester 
county, N. Y. It is complete from the beginning of the records of 
the Meeting down to the year 1785. This abstract was kindly made 
for me by Mellis S. Tilton, the recorder of the Society, and has been 
used to some extent in the preparation of my town history. As the 
entries refer, however, for the most part to marriages contracted by 
parties from other parts of the county or province, I presume they 
may have an interest for some of your genealogist readers. 

c. w. B. 

17th of 9th mo., 1742 — Solomon Haviland, of Rye, son of Benjamin, 
and Hannah Carpenter, of Rye, daughter of Thomas. 

15th of 2d mo,, 1743 — William Reese, [Keese?] of Flushing, in the 
province of New York, and Mary Dobson, dau. of Thos. of New York. 

15th of 10th mo., 1743 — Dobson Wheeler, of the county of Newcastle- 
upon-Delaware, and Hannali Talcott, of the township of New Milford, 
in the county of New Haven, of Connecticut, in New England. 

16th of 4th mo., 1742 — John Hutchins, of North Castle, in the county 
of Westchester, province of New York, son of John, deceased, and 
Charity Haviland, of Rye, and county aforesaid, daughter of Benjamin, 
of the same place. 

3d of 6th mo,, 1743 — Murray Lester, of Crumelbow, county of 
Dutchess, son of Mordecai and Mary ; and Abigail Aikin, of Worces- 
tershire, in the Oblong, daughter of David and Sarah. 

20th of 9th mo., 1746 — John Rodman, jr., of Ben Salem, province 
of Pennsylvania, and Mary Palmer, widow of Robert, of Mamaroneck, 
county Westchester, and province New York. 

15th of 7th mo., 1749 — Thomas Farrington, of Flushing on Nassau 
Island, province of New York, and Kezia Baker, of the White Plains, 
Westchester county, province aforesaid. 

17th of 9th mo., 1742 — Benjamin Cornell, of the Manor of Scars- 
dale, Westchester county, and province of New York, son of Richard, 
and Abigail Stephenson, daughter of Stephen, deceased, of Rye. 

15th of 7th mo., 1748 — William Cornell, of Greenwich, province of 

46 Marriage Records of the Society of Friends. [January, 

Connecticut, son of Joshua, and Mary Quinby, daughter of Isaiah, of 
Mamaroneck, and Hannah. 

16th of 10th mo. , called December, in year of Christian account, 
1736 — Thomas Vail, of Westchester, county Westchester, province of 
New York, son of Samuel and Abigail Vail, deceased, and Mary 
Griffen, of Mamaroneck, province aforesaid, daugjiter of John. 

IVth of 3d mo., 1757, according to British account — Stephen Field ^ 
of the Oblong, county of Dutchess, yeoman, and Mary Hunt, of Bur- 
rough and town of Westchester, province of New York. 

17th of 3d mo. , 1757 — Samuel Quinby, of North Castle, Westchester 
county, son of Moses, and Ann Powell, of the same place. 

15tli of lltli mo., in ye year of our Lord 1758 — John Hosier, of the 
White Plains, county Westchester, and province of New York, and 
Hannah Horton, of Scarsdale, province aforesaid. 

15th of 11th mo., 1758 — Samuel Baker, of the White Plains, county 
Westchester, province of New York, and Mary Ann Palmer, of the 
township of Greenwich, county Fairfield, colony Connecticut. 

18th of 8th mo., 1756 — Isaac Underhill, of the township of Rye, 
county Westchester, province of New York, son of Abraham, and 
Sarah Field, daughter of Robert, township of Greenwich, Connecticut, 

21st of 12th mo,, 1758 — James Fowler, of Eastchester, son of Sam- 
uel, and Hannah Cornell, daughter of Joseph, of the manor of Scars- 
dale, county Westchester, and province of New York. 

17th of 1st mo., 1759 — Henry Matthews, son of William and lluth 
Matthews, of Phillipsburgh, county Westchester, province of New 
York, and Mary Bloodgood, daughter of Joseph and Sarah, of the 
Purchase, township of liye. 

15th of 7th mo., 1756 — Joseph Cornell, county Westchester, prov- 
ince of New York, son of Joseph, and Sarah Hedden, daughter Job, 
county and province aforesaid. 

20th of 9th mo., 1759 — Abraham Carpenter, of Noi-th Castle, county 
Westchester, province of New York, son of John, and Lydia Totten, 
daughter of Peter, same town and county as above said, 

21st of nth mo., 1754 — John Gi'iffin, jr. ,of Mamaroneck, West- 
chester county, New York, son of John, and Hannah Haviland, 
daughter of Ebenezer, of Westchester, deceased, Scarsdale. 

22d of 8th mo,, 1759 — John Griffin, of Phillipsburgh, county West- 
chester and province of New York, and Judith Marshall, of the town- 
ship of Greenwich, colony of Connecticut, 

15th of loth mo., 1760— Stephen Field, of Rye, son of Nathan, and 
Jerusha Field, dau, of Robert, township of Greenwich, Connecticut, 

23d of 10th mo., 1760 — James Horton, late of Mamaroneck, son of 
Jonathan, and Sarali Hunt, daughter of Caleb, late of Westchester, 

20th of 3d mo,, 1760 — Clark Cock, of Oyster Bay township, Queen's- 
county. Long Island, and Elizabeth Parce, of Phillipsburgh, county 
Westchester, son ot Samuel, daughter of James Parce. 

21st of 12th mo., 1758 — William Perce, of Phillipsburgh, county 
Westchester, son of James, and Deborah Cock, of the township of 
Oyster Bay, Queens county. Long Island. 

14th of 1st mo., 1761 — James Palmer, of Greenwich, Conn,, son of 
Solomon, and Susannah Tripp, of North Castle, Westchester county, 
daughter of James, 

1872.] Marriage Records of the Society of Friends. 47 

ISth of 2d mo., 1761— John Sutton, of North Castle, sou of Benja- 
min, and Ann Marshall, of Greenwich, Conn., daughter of David. 

11th of 11th mo., 1756— John Powell, of North Castle, son of 
Moses, and Elizabeth Kipp, of the manor of Phillipsburgh, daughter 
of Benjamin. 

11th of 2d mo., 1761— Thomas Underhill, of Phillipsburgh, West- 
chester county, son of Thomas, and Sarah Weeks, of North Castle, 
daughter of Abel. 

12th of 12th mo., 1761 — Pachard Titus, of Hempstead, L. I, pro- 
vince of N. Y., and Elizabeth Palmer, of Greenwich, Conn. 

20th of 4th mo., 1734— Joseph Cornell, of Mamaroneck, son of 
Richard, and Phebe Ferris, of Mamaroneck, daughter of Peter. 

17th of 12th mo., 1761— Benedict Carpenter, of Scarsdale, West- 
chester county, son of Benedict, and Hannah Powell, of North Castle, 
daughter of Moses. 

20th of 1st mo., 1762— Joseph Hull, of Jamestown, county of New- 
port, Rhode Island, son of John, and Phebe Palmer, of Greenwich, 
Conn., daughter of Solomon. 

14th of 5th mo., 1758— Teddeman Hull, of Greenwich, Conn., son 
of John, and Elizabeth Doty, of the above place. 

10th of 6th mo., 1762— Jacob Cock, of the manor of Courtland, 
Westchester county, and Mary Haight, of Phillipsburgh. 

16th of 2d mo., 1757— Stephen Farrington, of Rye, and Elizabeth 
Sutton, of North Castle. 

16th of 12th' mo., 1762 — David ^Marshall, of Greenwich, son of Da- 
vid, and Rebecca Baker, of North Castle, daughter of Thomas. 

12th of 5th mo., 1763— Isaac Cock, of North Castle, and Charity 
Haight, of Phillipsburgh. 

14th of 9th mo., 1763 — Thomas Franklin, of Horseneck, Conn., and 
Hannah Causter, of Westchester, N. Y., daughter of Joseph. 

15th of 9th mo., 1763 — Stevenson Thorn, of North Castle, son of 
Thomas, and Prudence Merritt, of North Castle, daughter of Thomas. 
17th of 5th mo., 1764— John Hallock, of Courtland's Manor, West- 
chester county, and Hannah Dickeyson, of North Castle, daughter of 

13th of 11th mo., 1764— James Haight, of manor of Phillipsburgh, 
Westchester county, and Bathsheba Palmer, of Courtland's Manor. 

17th of 4th mo., 1765 — John Clapp, of North Castle, son of Elias, 
and Phebe Hallock, of the above place, daughter of John. 

19th of 9th mo., 1765— Jesse Hallock, of Greenwich, Conn., and 
Phebe Burling, of Eastchester, daughter of Edward. 

20th of 3d mo., 1766 — Joseph Griffin, of Mamaroneck, and Sarah 
Biu-ling, of township of Eastchester, daughter of Edward. 

19th of 2d mo., 1766 — George Cock, of North Castle, son of Josiah 
Cock, and Jerusha Marshall, of Greenwich, daughter of David. 

18th of 12th mo., 1765 — Edward Farrington, of White Plains, son 
of Edward, and Phebe Baker, of Courtland's Manor, daughter of 

13th of 9th mo., 1766— Gains Talcott, of New Milford, county of 
Litchfield, Conn., son of Nathan, and Sarah Causter, of Westchester, 
N. Y., daughter of Joseph. 

15th of 3d mo., 1738— John Ferris, of New Milford, Conn., son of 
Zachariah, and Abigail Try on, of New Fairfield. 

48 Marriage Record of the Society of Friends. [January^ 

lYth of 4th mo., 1766 — John Merritt, of Mamaroneck, and Mary 
Cornell, of Scarsdale, Westchester county, daughter of Joseph. 

9th of 1st mo., 1767 — John Burling, jr., of the city of New York, 
son of John, and Hannah Cornell, of Scarsdale, daughter of Benjamin. 

16th of 4th mo., 1767 — Francis Quinby, of North Castle, son of 
Moses, and Esther Smith, of the same place, daughter of Benjamin. 

17th of 9th mo., 1767 — Aaron Lancaster, of Westbury, Long 
Island, son of Thomas, and Sarah Palmer, of Mamaroneck, daughter 
of Benjamin. 

15th of 8th mo., 1764 — Josiah Quinby, of North Castle, son of 
Moses, and Phebe Vail, of Rye, daughter of Thomas. 

14th of 10th mo., 1767 — Francis Nash, of Greenwich, and Dorcas 
Sutton, of the same place, daughter of John Clapp. 

12th of 6th mo., 1767 — Thomas Vail, jr., of Westchester, New 
York, son of Thomas, and Sarah Carpenter, of the same place, daugh- 
ter of Thomas. 

14th of 1st mo., 1767 — Thomas Hopkins, jr., of North Castle, son 
of Thomas, and Zeruah Palmer, of Greenwich, Conn., dau. of Samuel. 

17th of 3d mo., 1768 — Quinby Cornell, of Phillips Manor, West- 
chester Co., and Hannah Underhill, of the same place, dau. of Jacob. 

14th of 12th mo., 1768 — Joseph Carpenter, of Rye, and Mary Clapp, 
of Greenwich, 

18th of 1st mo., 1769 — Daniel Tripp, of North Castle, son of Anthony, 
and Mary Palmer, of the same place, daughter of Gilbert. 

18th of 5tli mo., 1769 — David Hallock, co. of Suffolk, Nassau Island, 
N.Y., and Grace Burling, Long Beach, Eastchestei-, dau. of Edward. 

17th of 5th mo., 1769 — James Barnes, of the Purchase, Westchester 
Co. , son of Richard, and Ruth Clapp, of North Castle, dau. of Benjamin. 

9th of 6th mo., 1769 — Willet Bowne, of Flushing, L. I., son of Wil- 
liam, and Deborah Cornell, of Mamaroneck, daugliter of Benjamin. 

21st of 12th mo., 1769 — Samuel Underhill, of Phillipsburgh, West- 
chester Co., son of Jacob, and Martha Quinby, of North Castle, dau. 
of Moses. 

18th of 1st mo., 1770 — Richard Titus, of Greenwich, Conn., son of 
John, and Rebecca Burling, of Long Beach, Westchester Co., daugh- 
ter of Edward. 

19th of 10th mo., 1709 — Horsman Mollinex, of Rye, and Sarah 
Blackman, of North Castle. 

6th of 1st mo., 1765— Norris Laurence, of Fl ushin g, L. I,, and Ann 
Pell, of the county of Westchester, N. Y., dauglJJ|jf Caleb. 

15th of 3d mo., 1770 — Elnathan Thorn, of Nor!|^^tle, and Martha 
Weeks, of same place, daughter of Abel. ^^B 

19th of 12th mo., 1771 — John Underhill, of Nfl^B Castle, son of 
Benjamin, and Deborah Dickenson, of same place, d^^of Zebulon. 

15th of 1st mo., 1772 — Edward Underhill, of PhiHPsburgh, West- 
chester Co., son of Jacob, and Jerusha Barnes, of RyW dau. of Samuel. 

20th of 1st mo., 1773 — Jonathan Dean, of the Ninepartners, Dutch- 
ess Co., and Mary Causter, of Westchester, N. Y., dau. of Joseph. 

16th of 4th mo., 1772 — Joseph Griffen, of Mamaroneck, and Jane 
Cornell, of Scarsdale, Westchester Co., daughter of Benjamin. 

21st of 5th mo., 1772 — Nathan Palmer, of Mamaroneck, son of Ben- 
jamin, and Mary Cornell, of Scarsdale, daughter of Peter. 

1872.] Marriage Records of the Society of Friends. 49 

14th of 8th mo., 1772 — Henry Whitson, of Oyster Bay, Long Island, 
son of Henry, and Clemmy Underhill, of Phillipsburgh, daughter of 

21st of 10th mo., 1773 — Francis Marshall, of Greenwich, son of 
David, and Deborah Dean, of Phillipsbnrgh, Westchester county, 
daughter of Samuel. 

19th of 10th mo., 1774 — James Tripp, of North Castle, son of 
Anthony, and Sarah Palmer, of Greenwich, daughter of Samuel. 

16th of 12th mo., 1773— Jesse Weeks, of Courtland's Manor, West- 
chester county, son of Joseph, and Sarah Carpenter, of North Castle, 
daughter of Joseph. 

20th of 10th mo., 1774 — John Gibb, of Phillipsburgh, Westchester 
county, and Phebe Cornell, of Scarsdale, daughter of Benjamin. 

17th of 3d mo., 1774 — Samuel Hallock, jr., of Courtland's Manor, 
Westchester county, and Deborah Birdsall, of Phillipsburgh, daughter 
of Zephaniah. 

10th of 3d mo., 175S — Solomon Fields, of Oblong, Dutchess county, 
son of Joseph, and Elizabeth Vail, of Westchester, daughter of 

18th of 1st mo., 1775 — ^Benjamin Hopkins, of North Castle, son of 
Thomas, and Sarah Palmer, of the above place, daughter of Gilbert. 

Ijth of 9th mo., 1774 — Joseph Legget, of Phillipsburgh Manor, 
son of Thomas, and Miriam Haight, of the same place, daughter of 

19th of 7th mo., 1775 — Christian Frits, of North Castle, and Mar- 
garet Hopkins, of same place, daughter of Thomas. 

20th of 7th mo., 1775 — Zebadiah Dickinson, of North Castle, and 
Elizabeth Powel, of the same place. 

16th of 2d mo., 1774 — Thomas Weekes, of Courtland's Manor, 
Westchester county, and Penelope Cock, of ye same place, daughter 
of James. 

20th of 12th mo., 1775— Matthew Bowne, of city of New York, 
merchant, son of Samuel, and Elizabeth Quinby, of Westchester, New 
York, daughter of Aaron. 

16th of 8th mo., 1775 — Stephen Cornell, of Scarsdale, Westchester 
county, and Margaret Haviland, of Harrison's Purchase, daughter of 

16th of 1st mo., 1777 — Benjamin Haviland, of Harrison's Purchase, 
and Anne Cornell, of Scai-sdale, daughter of Benjamin. 

22d of 10th mo., 1777 — John Griften, jr., of North Castle, and 
Esther Cromwell, of Harrison's Purchase, daughter of John. 

15th of 5th mo., 1771 — David Tuthill, of North Castle, and Eliza- 
beth Hill, of the same place, daughter of Benjamin Underhill. 

19th of 10th mo., 1775 — William Birdsall, of Manor of Phillips- 
burgh, Westchester county, and Sophia Dickeyson, of North Castle. 

4th of 12th mo., 1776 — Richard Burling, of Long Beach, West- 
chester county, son of Edward, and Charity Haviland, of Harrison's 
Purchase, daughter of William. 

30th of 9th mo., 1778 — James Underhill, of Phillipsburg, West- 
chester county, son of Jacob, and Charity Barnes, of Harrison's Pur- 
chase, daughter of Samuel. 

16th of 12th mo., 1778 — Burling Martin, of Phillipsburgh (late of 

50 Marriage Records of the Society of Friends. [January, 

N. Y.), son of Isaac, and Gulielma Hunt, of Westchester, daughter 
of Stephanas. 

15th of 3d mo., 17S0— William Clapp, of Oswego, county Dutchess, 
son of Tlioraas, and Deborah 13arnes, of Harrison's Purchase, daughter 
of Samuel. 

h/ 18th of 5th mo., 1780 — Isaac Thorn, of North Castle, son of Thomas, 
and Rachel Birdsall, of Phillipsbnrgh, daughter of Zephaniah. 

I7th of 2d mo., 1780 — Zophar Griffin, of Courtland's Manor, West- 
chester county, and Deborah Sutton, of same jtlace. 

19th of 1st mo., 1780 — James Ilalstead, of Courtland's Manor, son 

of Joshua, and Prudence Merritt, of same place, daughter of Stephen. 

11th of 2d mo., 1780 — James Barker, of town of Dartmouth, county 

of Bristol, Mass., son of William, and Mary Leggett, of Manor of 

Phillipsbnrgh, daughter of Thomas. 

17th of Sth mo., 1780 — Joseph AVeeks, of North Castle, and Sarah 
Peas, of the same place. 

20th of r2th mo., 1780 — Stephen Barnes, of Harrison's Purchase, 
son of Samuel, and Hannah Carpenter, of same place, dau. of Isaac. 
15th of 3d mo., 1781 — Daniel Cornell, of Pliillipsburgh, son of Wil- 
liam, and Elizabeth Birdsall, of the above place, daughter of Zepha- 

19th of 12th mo., 1781— Josiah Cornell, of Pliillipsbitrgh, West- 
chester county, sou of William, and Susannah l^ii-dsall, of Courtlaiul's 
Manor, daughter of Zadocli. 

21st of 2d mo., 1782 — Robert Runnels, of North Castle, son of 
John, and Ann Ivipp, of Phillipsl)urgh, daughter of Samuel Haight. 

20th of r2th mo., 1781 — James Deen, of Pliillipsburgh, son of Sam- 
uel, and Phebe Sutton, of Courtland's Manor, daughter of John. 

9th of 8th mo., 1781 — William Cornell, Jun., of Phillipsbnrgh, son 
of William, and Estlier Underhill, of Chappaqua, daughter of Thomas. 
19th of 12th mo., 1782 — Isaiah Deen, of Pliillipsburgh, son of Sam- 
uel, and Elizabeth Wood, of the above place, daughter of Samuel. 

18tli of 1st mo., 1764 — Uriah Field, of Greenwich, Conn., son of 
Robert, and Mary Quinb)^ of Westchester, daughter of Aaron. 

19th of 3d nio., 1783 — Benjamin Cornell, of Scarsdale, son of Ben- 
jamin, and Alice Sutton, of Greenwich, Conn., daughter of William. 

15th of Sth mo., 1782 — James Cromwell, of Hai-rison's Purchase, 
son of John, and Charlotte Hunt, of Greenwich, Conn,, daughter of 

15th of 5tli mo., 1782— William Field, of Cortland's Manor, West- 
chester county, son of Benjamin, and Hannah Cromwell, of Harrison's 
Purchase, daughter of John. 

26th of 6th mo., 1783 — James Quinby, of Westchester, son of 
Aaron, and Anna Underhill, of the place aforesaid, daughter of Jacob. 
15th of 10th mo., 1783— Samuel Cornell, of North Castle, son of 
Joshua, and Eleanor Hunt, of Westchester, daughter of Aaron. 

19th of 8th mo., 1784 — Robert Dodge, of North Castle, and Sarah 
Weeks, of the same place, daughter of Joshua Carpenter. 

21st of 10th mo., 1784 — Josiah Cornell, of Phillipsbnrgh, son of 
William, and Anne Runells, of the same place, daughter of Richardson. 
21st of 10th mo., 1784 — Reuben Haight, of Phillipsburgh, son of 
Samuel, and Susannah Quinby, of North Castle, daughter of Moses. 

1872.] Neio York Marriages. 51 

20th of 10th mo., 1V84— Moses Quinby, of North Castle, son of 
Samuel, and Abigail Carpenter, of the same place, dau. of Benedict. 

18th of 5th mo^, IVS-I— Jesse Field, of Harrison's Precinct or Pur- 
chase, son of Stephen, and Phebe Ilawxhurst, of Rye, daughter of 
Seamans Ilawxhurst. 

19th of 5th mo., 1785— Adam Mott, of Cowneck, township of N. 
Hempstead, L. I., son of Adam, and Anne Mott, of Mamaroneck, 
daughter of James. 


From the Friends' Records of Philadelphia. 
Communicated by William Jolin Potts, Esq., of Canaden, N. J. 

3d mo., 31, 1686 — Jolm Delavall, of New York, merchant, and 
Hannah Lloyd, dau. of Thomas, of the same Place, " at the house of 
John Bowne, of Flushing, on Long Island. " Witnesses Thomas Lloyd, 
Wm. Richardson, John Bowne, Mathew Prior and 40 others, 

Vth mo., 4, 1689 — Edward Shippen, of Boston, New England, 
merchant, and Rebecca Richardson, late of New York, widow of 
Francis Richardson, merchant, deceased, the 15th of 5th mo., 1688, at 
the house of Walter Newberry, in Rhode Island. Witnesses Robert 
Hodson, Henry Bull, Walter Clark, John Dungan and 58 others. 

6th mo., 12, 1686— Caspar Hoet («), of New York, tailor, and 
Elizabeth Delaplayne, dau. of Nicholas of the same place, ' ' at the 
house of Thomas Lloyd, New York." Witnesses Nicholas and Mary 
Delaplayne, Thomas Lloyd, Miles Forster, Francis Richardson, John 
Delavall, and 14 others. 

3d mo., 29, 1746 — Eden Haydock of Phila., Glazier, son of Robert, 
of Long Island, and Elizabeth Forster, dau. of Reuben, of said city, at 
Phila. meeting. Witnesses Reuben, Hannah, Moses and Alice Forster, 
John Benson and 31 others. 

Yth mo., 5, 1*751 — Thomas Dobson, of New York, Shopkeeper, son 
of Thomas, of the same place, deceased, and Margret Newberry, of 
Phila., dau. of Walter, of London, deceased, at Phila. meeting. Wit- 
ifig gp g Jane and Hannah Hicks, Israel Pemberton, jr., Rachel Pember- 
oniind 47 others. 

7th mo., 8, 17 56 — John Franklin, of New York, merchant, son of 
Thomas, of the same place, and Deborah Morris, dau. of Anthony, jr., 
of Phila., at Phila. meeting. Witnesses Thomas, Walter, Sarah and 
Mary Franklin. Anthony and Phoebe, grandparents, Anthony, jr., 
Elizabeth and Samuel Morris and 55 others. 

8th mo., 10, 1758 — John Chandler, of Phila., carpenter, son of 
George, of New York, and Elizabeth Matlack, dau. of Timothy, of 
Phila., dec'd, at Phila. meeting. Witnesses Phebe and Margret 
Chandler, Timothy, Josiah, Titus and Seth Matlack, Reuben Haines 
and 47 others. 

7th mo., 1, 1762 — Samuel Franklin, of New York, merchant, son of 
Thomas, of the same place, and Esther Mitchell, dau. of Abraham, 
of Phila., at Phila. meeting. Witnesses Mary, Walter and Thomas 

{a) A " Caspar Hoodt " signs as a witness a " Delaplayne'' marriage, 1697, • 


52 Society's Proceedings. [January, 

Franklin, Abraham, Sarah, Thomas, Abraham, jr., and Ann Mitchell 
and 71 others. 

11th mo., 4, 1762 — Henry Haydock, of New York, merchant, son 
of Robert, of Rahway, New Jersey, de'cd, and Hannah Moode, of 
Phila., dau. of William, of Phila , dec'd, at Phila. Witnesses Eden, 
Elizabeth and John Haydock, Eleanor Moode and 54 others. 

2d mo., 15, 1763 — Thomas Franklin, jr., of New York, merchant, 
son of Thomas, of the same place, and Mary Rhoads, dau. of Samuel, 
of Phila., at Phila, meeting. Witnesses Samuel, Elizabeth, Samuel, 
jr., and Hannah Rhoads, Walter, Mary, Deborah Franklin and 
57 others. 


A Speciajl Meeting was held at their Rooms on the 3d of October, 1871. 
called with especial reference to the death of Mr. John S. Gautier, late Recording 
Secretary. A Committee was appointed to prepare resolutions appropriate to the 
occasion, and Mr. S. Hastings Grant, on behalf of the Committee, presented the fol- 
lowing, which were unanimously adopted : 

Whereas, It has pleased the Allwise Disposer of human events to remove 
from us our early associate and Recording Secretary, John Stagg Gautier. 

Resolved, That in his death the members of the New York Genealogical and 
Biographical Society mourn the loss of one endeared to them as a friend, respected 
as an officer, and held in highest estimation for his manly and virtuous qualities, 
as evinced in all their intercourse with him. 

Resolved, That we recognize the great promise held out to our deceased fellow- 
member ot success in literary pursuits and scholarly attainments, through his 
marked abilities and rare energy— while the zeal displayed by him for the inter- 
ests of this Society, calls for our lasting and grateful' remembrance ; in token 
of which the President is requested to prepare a memoir of our late lamented 
associate, to be read before the Society. 

Resolved, That we have reason to hope and believe that, next to a happy reliance 
upon the merits of his Redeemer, the pleasure he has taken in Antiquarian and 
Genealogical investigations, and in the promotion by every means in his power of 
the objects of this Society, and the occupation of his mind and time in that direction, 
has tended to relieve him from too constant a contemplation of the melancholy 
effects and certain tendency of the slow and insidious disease with which it 
appears he has long been afflicted, and by which of late he has been so great 
a sufferer. 

Resolved, That an attested copy of these Resolutions be communicated to the 
family of Mr. Gautier, with the expression of our sincere sympathy in their 
deep sorrow, and that the members of this Society, as a further manifestation of 
their respect and esteem, will attend his funeral. 

Regular Meeting of October 14, 1871.— Dr. E. B. O'Callaghan, first Vice President, 
presided. Mr. J. J. Latting read an interesting paper" on the " Wright Family 
of Long Island ;" and Dr. O'Callaghan gave a humorous and entertaining sketch 
of the first stone house in the city of Albany. 

At the Regular Meeting of Novemher 11, 1871, seven gentlemen were elected 
as resident members. The President announced to the Society the election of Mr. 
Elliot Sandford, by the Board of Trustees, as Recording Secretary, to fill the 
vacancy caused by the death of Mr. J. S. Gautier. Mr. Chas. H. Hunt then read 
a " Sketch of the Life of Hon. Martin Van Buren, ex-President of the United States," 
which was listened to with the greatest interest. 

At the Regular Meeting of December 9, a large number of ladies and gentlemen 
being present by invitation, the President, Dr. H. R. Stiles, delivered an "Address, 
In Memoriam John S. Gautier" — which is published in the present number 
of the Record. 

The Anmial Meeting was held January 4, 1872, at which the Annual Reports 
of the Treasurer, Librarian, Secretaries, and Executive Committee were dulv 

1872.] Notes and Queries. 53 

The report of the Treasurer sliowed the receipts of the Society for the x^ast 
year to have been as follows : 

Balance in Treasury Jan. 4th, 1871 $ 10 3G 

For annual dues 175 00 

" Initiation fees and dues 110 00 

" Commuted fee for life membership 43 00 

" Interest on fund 25 26 

" Sales of Record 18 84 

$382 40 

Disbursements — 

Paid Publication Committee $116 90 

Current expenses 234 70 — $351 60 

Balance $30 86 

Perpetual Fund Account — 

Fees for life membership, prior to January 4, 1871 150 

Fees for life membership, prior to January 4, 1872 250 

The Librarian reported as follows : The additions to the Library during the 
year have been whollv by Donation and by Exchange, and consist of 129 
Bound Volumes, 596 Unbound Volumes and Pamphlets, 71 Nos. of Magazines, 
9 Newspapers, 7 Manuscripts, 5 Autographs, 12 Law Sheets, and 1 Map. Total 
accessions 830. 

The Recording Secretary reported that at this date there were 71 Resident, 
94 Corresponding, 11 Life, and 3 Honorary Members — making a total of 182 
members of all classes. 

The Society then proceeded to the election of four trustees, which resulted as 
follows : Elliot Sandford was elected to fill, for an unexpired term of two years, 
the vacancy caused by the death of Mr. J. S. (lautier ; and Messrs. J. J. Latting, 
Charles B. Moore and' David P. Holton were re-elected. 


AsPDEN. — In possession of the Society, by gift of a friend (see List of Donations 
in this number) is a curious eight-page folio, entitled. Matthias A»pden's Succes- 
sion, consisting of three tables, showingthesaid heirs or kindred, by (1) kindred of 
the half-blood ; (2) kindred of the whole blood, in the maternal line ; and (3) 
kindred of the whole blood in the paternal line, all in the third, fourth and 
fifth degrees. The family names of Harrison, Hartley, Hinchman, Zane, Rey, 
Packer, Hammit, Carter, Cattel, Vickers, &c., occur in these tables, but no dates 
are given. Accompanying this printed document, however, is a lithograph fac- 
simile of the last will and testament of Matthias Aspden, and dated December 6. 
1791, at Philadelphia, Pa. The documents are curious, with various codicils and 
memoranda, and were evidently prepared for legal use. 

Edmund Burke. — The following extracts from the Journals of the General 
Assemblv of New York relate to this distinguished gentleman : 

" Die 'Mercurii, 10 ho. A. M. the 20th December, 1769. A motion was made by 
Col. Schuyler, in the words following, viz., Mr. Speaker, I move that Mr. Edmund 
Burke may be appointed an agent for this colony, in the room of Mr. Charles. 
Resolved, That the consideration of said motion be postponed till Wednesday 

Hie Jovis, 10 ho. A. M. the lith January, 1770. Resolved, that the consideration 
of Col. Schuyler's motion of the 20th ultimo, for appointing Mr. Edmund Burke 
agent for this colonv, in the room of Mr. Charles, be postponed till Thursday week. 

Die Veneris, 10 ho. A. M. the 2\st Dec. 1770. Mr. Speaker acquainted the House, 
that since the last session he had received certain accounts, by letters from Lon- 
don, of the death of Robert Charles, Esq., late agent for this colony. Whereupon, 
the House being of opinion that it is highly necessary to have an agent to transact 
the affairs of the colony at the Court of great Britain, 

Resolved, therefore, nemine contradicente. That Edmund Burke, Esq., of Londop, 
be and hereby is appointed agent for this colony at the Court of Great Britain, in 

54 Notes and Queries. [January, 

the room of Robert Charles, Esq., deceased, and that for his services as such there 
be allowed him, the said Edmund Burke, Esq., at the rate of five hundred pounds 
per annum." This salary, with a further sum of one hundred and forty pounds for 
contingencies, was regularly voted until the Revolution. 

Correspondence of Edi/timd Burke. — By the Journals of the Assembly of New 
York, it appears that a regular correspondence was carried on between Mr. Burke, 
as agent of the Province, and a Committee of that House. This correspondence has 
never been published, and the object of this query is to ascertain whether it exists 
in part or in whole in the hands of any party in Great Britain or Ireland ; and if 
so, whether copies would be allowed to be taken for the Archives of the State of 
New York ";' 

Albany, N. Y. E. B. O'Callaghan. 

Drake. — Can your Society give me any information relative to the American 
descendants or collateral relatives of Sir Francis Drake ? It is known that he had 
a brother in this city about 1741, who was killed in his own house during a local 
riot about that time. 

187 Greenwich street. N. Y. Charles T. Bruen. 

Men of Old Fort Schuyler (Utica), N. Y.— This is the title of two lectures 
by Dr. M. M. Bagg, of Utica, delivered in the First Presbyterian Church of that 
city on the evenings of the 21st and 24th November last, and subsequently pub- 
lished in the Utica 3Iorning Herald. We welcome them as an interesting and 
valuable contribution to our local history. The author well merits the gratitude 
and thanks of all " seekers into the Past" for his patient and conscientious research, 
and for the clear, plain and unvarnished •' statement of facts " he has gathered and 
given us respecting the first settlers of Utica, among whom were Major John 
Bettinger, Col. ,Nicholas Smith, Uriah Alverson, Peter Smith, father of Gerrit 
Smith, Capt. Stephen Potter, Benjamin Plant, John Post, Matthew Hubbell, 
Benjamin Ballon, Gurdon Burchard, James P. and Stephen Dorchester. Jason 
Parker, Moses Bagg, James S. Kip, Apollos Cooper, Samuel Jewett, Ezekiel 
Clark, Dr. Alexander Coventry, Watts Sherman, Judge Nathan Williams, John 
Camp, Erastus Clark, Francis A. Bloodgood, Rev. John Hamniond, Major Benjamin 
Hinman, John E. Hinman, George Macomber, Bryan Johnson, and Col. Benjamin 
Walker. We hope to see these lectures published in a more enduring form. 

The New London Historical Society.— On the 17th of October, 1871, a 
number of the citizens of the county of New London, Conn., organized a Historical 
Society under a charter granted by the State Legislature. The following gentle- 
men were elected oflicers : President, Hon. Lafayette S. Foster ; Vice-Presidents, 
Judge Charles J. INIcCurdy, Dr. Ashel Woodword, and Col. F. B. Loomis ; Advisory 
Committee, Rev. T. P. Field, Rev. H. P. Arms, John T. Wait, Geo. W. Goddard, 
Henry J. Gallup, James C. Griswold, Daniel Lee, Hiram Willey, H. P. Haven, 
Wm. H. Potter, Learned Hebard, Richard A. Wheeler, Rev. T. L. Shipman, John 
W. Stedman, Ralph Wheeler, Ledyard Bill ; Secretary, John P. C. Mather ; 
Treasurer, Wm. H. Rowe. There are few counties in New England which afford 
a more interesting field for historical research than does this. Several tribes of the 
aborigines lived within the county limits, and many valuable relics and facts relat- 
ing to these people are yet within the reach of this vicinity, which if not soon 
gathered up must be entirely lost. Revolutionary history and relics likewise 
abound, and only need the sheltering care of such a society to be saved for all 
time. Eminent men and women, in nearly all the walks of life, have had their 
birthplaces and homes here. Jonathan Trumbull, Sidney Deane, and Misses Hunt- 
ington and Caulkins were of this county. Indeed to this latter name special honor 
is due, since it was through her unwearied efforts and painstaking fidelity that 
material — covering the histories of the cities of Norwich and New London — was 
collected, and under the generous patronage of her half-brother, Henry P. 
Haven, published in two large and handsome volumes. Mr. Haven, we may add, 
was perhaps the most prominent in the procurement of the society's charter. The 
place of meeting has been fixed at New London, this city having tendered the 
society the use of a room in the townhall. 

Potts. — " Thomas Potts, his wife and children" came to Burlington, N. J., Dec. 
1678, in the good ship Shield. It is known that his wife's name was Ann ; that 
he had a son Thomas ; was " father-in-law," old term for " step-father," to Ruth 
Kettle, wife of Thos. Bibb ; that he was a tanner, and resided at Burlington to 
March 14, 1699, perhaps later, and is supposed to have been a Baptist. 

1872.] Announcements. 55 

From what part of England was he ? What were the names of his children ? 
his wife's maiden name, and date of marriage ? 

Several genealogies claiming to be of " Thomas Potts, of the Shield, and his 
descendants" have been written, one stating him to be the same person persecuted 
for his faith, in Cheshire, Eng., 1653, mentioned in Besse's Hist, of the Persecution 
of the Quakers. These genealogies can be proved to be utterly erroneous and 

Camden, N. J. w. ,T. P. 

The Strong Genealogy, by Prof. Benj.W. Dwight, of Clinton, N. Y., is now 
ready for delivery. Instead of 1,200 pages, as promised, the work makes two thick 
volumes of 800 pages each, finely printed on tinted paper, with 19 portraits, and 
is the largest family history ever published. Notwithstanding the increased 
magnitude of the work, it is furnished to actual subscribers at the stipulated 
price of $12 a copy, by Joel Munsell. Publisher, Albany, N. Y. 
We expect to speak more fully of this work in the next number. 
Symmes. — Information wanted concerning Rev. Timothy Symmes, who removed 
from East Haddam, Conn., to Riverhead, L. I., about 1740-42 ; from thence, in 
1746, to Connecticut Farms, and New Providence, N. J., where he labored until 
1750. Any facts concerning him, while at an}^ of these places, and particulars and 
dates of death, &c., will be acceptable to Robert F. Clarke, Box P. Cincinnati, O. 


genealogies, biographies, local histories, in preparation. 

Anderson. — Alex. D. Anderson, Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law, 210 North 
3d street, St. Louis, Mo., is collecting materials concerning this family. 

Doty and Doughty. — Mr. Ethan Allan Doty, No. 123 William street, N. Y., 
City, in connection with Rev. Silas Ketchum, of Bristol, N. H., is engaged in com- 
piling a genealogy of the Doty and Doughty families in this country ; the former 
principally in the line of Edward Dotey or Doten, who came over in the Mayflower, 
and whose descendants have settled in New England and Nova Scotia ; and the 
latter in the line chiefly of Rev. Francis Doughty, who first settled in Taunton, 
Mass., and being driven thence on account of his religious views he settled in 
Maspeth L. I., about the year 1640, whence he afterward went, it is believed, to 

Poster. — Edward Jacob Foster, of Charlestown, Mass., is preparing a genealogy 
of the descendants of Reginald Foster or Forster, who settled in Ipswich, Mass., 
about the year 1638, and left, at his death, in 1681, five sons. 

Grant and Burt. — A. H. Burnham, of L<Migmeadow, Mass., has compiled a gene 
alogy of Matthew Grant, the Emigrant, through his daughter Priscilla, who mar- 
ried Michael Humphrey ; also, one of the descendants of Henry Burt, of Springfield, 
Mass., together with a number of short genealogies of families connected with 
the Burnham family down to their point of junction therewith. 

Stout. — In Materials towards a History of the Baptists of Neto Jersey, by Mor- 
gan Edwards, A. M., Phila., 1792, there is consideral)le interesting matter 
relative to the Stout family. 

Sherioood. — Mrs. E. Sherwood, 1516 South 8th street St. Louis, Mo., a descend- 
ant of Dr. Thomas Sherwood, who emigrated to Stratford, Conn., from Not- 
tinghamshire, England, is collecting matter relative to the history of the family . 
A younger brother, Andrew, emigrated to Rye, N. Y. 

Rev. Henry M. Dexter, of the Congregationalist, is now in England, collecting- 
material for an exhaustive history of the founding of the New England Colonies, 
with special reference to the religious ideas out of which the foundation of the 
colonies grew. 

Harlem, N. Y. — It is well known to most of our readers that Mr. James Riker 
has for several years been engaged upon a History of of this portion of New York 
Island. We learn that he has the work so far advanced as to have a first volume, 
comprising the period from A. D. 1609 to 1674, about ready for press. 

A work of great local interest and importance is shortly to be published, in a 
limited edition of 350 copies, by G. P. Putnam & Sons : " The Old Families and 
Customs of New York," by Bishop Kip, now of California. It will include the 
Bishop's entertaining paper, published in Putnam's Magazine, on New York 

56 Announcements. [January, 1872. 

Society in Olden Time, and another, printed in the Genealogical Record, on traces 
of American lineacfe in England, with some new matter on like subjects, and will 
be of especial inteTest to the old families of New York. It will be finelj' gotten 
up and sold to subscribers at $3. 

A History of Middletown, Conn., with genealogies brouglit down to the present 
century, by Chas. H. S. Davis, M. D., author of a history of Wallingford and 
Meriden, will be issued in an 8vo of about 800 pages ; also. The Poetical Works of 
Richard Alsop, with an account of his life, edited by Chas. H. S. Davis, M. D. 

Kennedy. — The last literary work of the late Henry T. Tuckerman was the pre- 
paration for publication of the remaining works of Hon. John P. Kennedy, for all 
of which, as well as for the writing of his biography, Mr. Tuckerman had wholly 
refused to accept remuneration. They were old, old friends. He was so anx- 
iously careful about this work, that, on that very Saturday night, from his death- 
bed he scril)bled a letter to his old friend and publisher, Mr. Putnam, about the 
forthcoming volumes. It was the last putting of pen to paper of the veteran critic, 
and only a few of the first words can be deciphered. 

Sumter, Turnbull, Weniyss.—Mv. Lyman C. Dra])er. Corresponding Secretary of 
the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis., has returned lately from 
a five mouths' tour in the Southern States, made for the purpose of collecting and 
perfecting material for a biography of General Thomas Sumter, of Revolutionary 
fame, together Avith notices of other prominent officers who served with him, and 
also of some of his prominent opponents. Among these latter he especially 
desires information of Col. George Turnbull, mentioned in Sabine's Loyalists, 
who lived awhile after the war in or near New York City. Other facts concerning 
tliis latter portion of his life, and of his death, &;c., are desired — likewise of Major 
(afterward Col.) Wemyss. who died in New York City about 1833 or 1834. Much 
of the material for Mr. Draper's proposed work was gathered some 35 years since, 
when facilities were more abundant than now — and we cannot but expect, from 
Ms experience and industry, an entertaining and valuable history of one of the 
best of our Revolutionary offi ers. H. K. s. 

The History of Printing in America, with a Biography of Printers, -and an 
Account ofNewspape/rs, d-c.,by Isaiah Thomas, LL. D. — The American Antiquarian 
Society propose to issue from Munsell's Press a new edition of this rare and 
valuable work, from a revised copy left by the author. An appendix will contair 
entirely new articles upon early printing in Spanish America and the United 
States ; a list of publications in the United States prior to 1776 ; and other matter 
of later information relating to printers and printing on this continent. This 
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In a manner worthy of its subject, and creditable to the American press. The 
price will be, to subscribers, $7.50 in cloth, $10 in half turkey morocco. 

Ihe History of the Land Titles of Hudson County, New Jersey, 1609-1871. By 
Charles II. Wlnjield, Counsellor-at-Law. New York, Wynkoop & Hallenbeck, 
1872, 8vo. — We happened, the other day at the printer's, upon the sheets of this 
work, which will be ready for distribution within a month, and which seemed to 
us one of the most laboriously and carefully constructed books which we 
have ever met. Mr. W. has reprinted verbatim et literatim, and with full reference 
to the original paging, etc., the old Freeholders' Book of 1764, relating to all the 
land titles of Old Bergen, now known as Hudson Co., N. J. He has prefaced it with 
several chapters of great value and interest on land titles under the Dutch, and 
under the King ; the history of Town Lands ; and in certain special patents ; and has 
supplemented the whole with a most carefully prepared transcript of the records 
of births, marriages and deaths, taken from the books of the Reformed Church 
of Bergen. Every page of the work is rich with elaborate antiquarian annotation, 
biographical and genealogical matter, gleaned from many authentic sources, both 
official and private, in New York and New Jersey. It is also illustrated with no 
less than twenty-two maps and diagrams of old patents and farms, and is indeed 
unique in its way. New York must share with New Jersey the interest and 
pleasure of a volume so rich in memorials of the old Dutch families whose affilia- 
tions connect them with both States ; and New York and New England may well 
take a lesson from this New Jersey laborer, who has so deftly tripled the value 
of land records with the results of his biographical and genealogical researches. 
The volume is most handsomely printed, we believe at the expense of the free- 
holders of Hudson County. 


imcalogical an^ biographical '§tmk 

Vol. III. 


No. 2. 


OxE OF THE Justices of the Supreme Court of the PR0Vi>fCE of New York, (a) 

By E. B. O'Callaghan, M. D. 

Akms — Gides a chevron 
between three escallop 
shells or. Ckest — A 
griffin segreant azure, 
armed and langned 
gules, holding an es- 
callojj shell of the 
same. Motto — Vin- 
cit Veritas, {i) 

John Chambers, son 
of Aclmii-cil Wilham 
Chambers, was licensed 
an attorney-at-law in 
New York 7th April, 

The earliest case of 
any note in which he 
appeared, was in the 
famous trial of Zeuger, 
for libel, whose counsel 
having been excluded 
by the Court, the latter 
assigned Mr. Chambers to defend the accused. Mr. Chambers, says 
Smith, was more distinguished for a knack at haranguing a jury than 
his erudition in the law. Through his exertions on the occasion in 

(a) ' Chamberlayne, in Latin Caiuerarius, hence the Scotch names Chalmers and Cham 
bers, and the Spanlsli Camara." — Anderson on Sitrnames, p. 55. 

(6) Blazoned from J»Ir. Justice Chambers' book plate, and a sketch in color, dated 
1745, which belonged to him; both of which are now in possession of the present Au- 
gustus Van Cortlandt, of Yonkers. 

58 John Chambers. [April, 

question, he obtained a rule for a struck jury from the list of free- 
holders, and, notwitlistanding the above sneer, succeeded in having the 
list corrected which had been previously tampered Avith by the Sheriif. 
This was the limit of Mr. Chambers' service to Zenger, for the latter's 
friends, who evidently, by their writings and lampoons, had brought 
him into trouble, employed Mr. Hamilton as his counsel, through 
whose efforts his acquittal was eventually secured. 

Mr. Chambers was married by license dated 2Gth March, 1737, to 
Anne, dau. of Col. Jacobus Van Cortlandt, of Yonkers, and Eva Phi- 
lipse. By this marriage he became connected with the Jay and De 
Peyster families, as well as with those of Van Cortlandt, De Lancey, 
Van Eensselaer, Schuyler, and Philipse ; {c) all exercising much influ- 
ence in the affairs of the Colony. A. few years after this marriage 
he w^as appointed Clerk of the Common Council of New"York,by com- 
mission dated 5th Nov., 1739. 

On the death of Mr. Justice Phillipse, Gov. Clinton offered the vacant 
seat on the bench to Mr. Chambers, who declined the place unless it 
was conferred "during good behaviour" instead of '-during pleasure," 
as the commissions had heretofore run. It had always been the policy 
of the colonial government, for political reasons, to hold the judiciary 
dependent on the crown. j\Ir. Chambers, perceiving the danger of such 
a tenure to the rights and liberties of the people, adduced such strong 
reasons against it as to convince the governor of the necessity of grant- 
ing the office to him during good behaviour. He was accordingly 
appointed second Justice of the Supreme Court, 30th July, 1751, 
" purely for his integrity, and to the universal satisfaction of the whole 

This appointment under this tenure was subsequently (20th Nov., 
1751) approved by the Earl of Holderncss, principal Secretary of State; 
and Smith admits that it strengthened the party of the governor, who 
further testified his regard for Mr. Chambers by recommending him 
for a seat in the Council '• as a gentleman of unexceptionable character 
and opulent fortune, strongly attached to his Majesty, and perfectly 
skilled in the constitution of oiir province." "He has often been re- 
quested," adds Gov. Clinton, "to represent tbis city, and would have 
been elected without the least opposition, but he declined, thinking 
that he could be of more immediate service to his Majesty in the Coun- 
cil than in the Assembly." He was accordingly called to the Council by 
mandamus dated 24th January, 1752, and took his seat at the board 
on the 8tli May following. On the 1st May, 1753, he resigned the 
office of Clerk of the Common Council, in which position he was suc- 
ceeded by his protege and nephew, Augustus Van Cortlandt, who held 
the office for the remainder of the colonial period. In 1757 Mr. Cham- 
bers was a member of the Congress at Albany, convened for the pur- 
pose of forming a Confederate Union of the British American Colonies. 

It was whilst a member of the Council that a bill was sent up from the 
Assembly in December, 1757, "to empower justices of the peace to try 
causes to the value of five pounds and under, and for repealing the two 

(c) Mrs. Stephen De Lancey, the mother of Chicf-Jnstice De Lancey; Mrs. John 
Schuyler, the mother of Gen. Philip Schuyler; and Mrs. KilianYan Rensselaer, the mo- 
ther of the then Patroon, were all first-cousins of Mrs. Chambers, being daughters of 
Stephanus, the eldest brother of Jacobus Van Cortlandt. 

1872.] John Chambers. 59 

acts therein mentioned." This was commonly known as the " Five 
Pound Act." Such a hiw had been originally passed in 1754, but being 
temporary, this bill Avas introduced, in compliance with the popular 
wish to continue or revive the jurisdiction of these local courts, and to 
extend its provisions to the city of New York. It at once aroused a 
strong and earnest opposition on the part of the lawyers, who oljjected 
to it as contrary to the principles of the common law and to the prac- 
tice in England. They also denounced it as demoralizing and encour- 
aging litigation, and as oppressive of the poor. They particularly de- 
nounced the bill as subversive of the rights of the corporations of the 
cities of New York and Albany; which, by their charters, were author- 
ized to hold courts for the trial of causes" above forty shillings, wliose 
officers held their places by patent, in virtue of which they received fees 
authorized by law; and as the proposed act would alu'idge tlie business 
of these city courts, these officers would thus be deprived of a part of 
their estates by an ex post facto laAv, without compensating them in re- 
turn for the loss their incomes should sustain. The clerks of these 
courts, they conclude, " are worthy gentlemen in the law, whose opinions 
are valuable to the public by rendering the course of justice more regu- 
lar and despatchful, and protecting it against barbarism and injustice." 
These reasons so intluenced the Council that the latter struck 
out the repealing clause, and amended the bill by adding the following 
proviso : — 

" Provided always that nothing in this act contained shall extend, or 
be construed to extend, to abridge, alter, or lessen the powers, rights, 
and privileges and methods of proceedings of the Mayors, Eecorders, 
and Aldermen of the cities of New York, Albany, and the borough of 
Westchester, or any of them, which they or any of them were entitled 
to before the making hereof; anything herein to the contrary notwith- 

The bill thus amended was sent to the Assembly, and was enacted 
16th December, 1758. 

Our motive for dwelling at such length on the history of this law is 
not on account of any importance that belongs to it, but to expose the 
injustice done subsequently to Mr. Chambers by Mr. Smith in his His- 
tory-of Neiv York (vol. 2, p. 329). He says: 

" One of the main sticklers in the Council for amending the bill was 
Mr. Chambers, the profits of whose office as town clerk of the capital 
would be greatly abridged by the commission of all causes between 
forty shillings and five pounds, before cognizance [cognizant ?] in the 
Mayor's Court, to a single justice of the peace. This was the motive 
for amending the bill." 

Now, when the facts were that Mr. Chambers had resigned the "office 
of town clerk of the capital nearly seven years before the passage of 
this " Five Pound Act;" that Mr. Smith himself was one of the signers 
of the remonstrance, and, as is proved by the record, " one of the main 
sticklers" for the vested rights of the "town clerk of the capital," we 
cannot but express our astonishment at his untruthfulness and incon- 
sistency in attributing a false motive to Mr. Chambers in amending a 
bill precisely in compliance with the suggestions, and to remove one of 
the objections Mr. Smith himself had made. The truth is, Mr. Smith 

60 John Chambers. [April, 

wrote, in this instance as in many others, as a partizan, and not as an 
unprejudiced historian. 

'ilie passions of the day and the prejudice of the historian were not 
confined to hostility to Mr. Chambers. This extended to his rehitives. 
Before the Assembly adjourned, " care was taken to intimidate and 
weaken the influence of Mr. De Peyster, the treasurer, and his powerful 
connections in the interest of his brother-in-law Chambers, l)y stating 
an account between him and the Colony, according to which he (the 
treasurer) appeared to be a debtor to the public in 1757 for above 
£30,000." {d ) 

The last occurrence which brought Mr. Chambers' name before the 
public was the death of Chief- Justice De Lancey, in 17G0. ^Ir. Cham- 
bers, who had now been nine years on the bench, and next in rank to 
thedeceased,naturally considered himself entitled to promotion to the va- 
cant chief-justiceship! He accordingly presented a memorial, asking for 
the appointment, to Mr. Colden, then administrator of the government, 
who referred it to the lords of trade, " as he was not a competent judge 
of the proper qualifications of a chief-justice;" though the fact appears 
that Avhen he thus declared his "incompetency" to elect such a judge, 
he had already offered the place to William Smith, 8r., upon whose re- 
fusal Mr. Colden took up the resolution to refer it to the minister. At 
the next session of the Legislature a bill was passed providing that 
judges should hold their commissions "during good behaviour." 
Though prompted by the general wish of the people, that the judges 
might be rendered independent of the crown, and that "the vacancy in 
the chief seat on the bench should be no longer left open," says Smith, 
"to the danger of a succession in favor of such mean ministerial hire- 
lings as had been sent to New Jersey," the bill failed to become a law ; 
Mr. Colden having already made up his mind that the judges should be 
dependent on the crown. 

The confusion which ensued threatened the closing of the courts 
and the discontinuance of legal process. Mr. Chambers had already 
maintained that judges' commissions should be "during good beha- 
viour." The Assembly refused to vote the salaries of the judges unless 
they held their commissions under tluit tenure. Colden, on the other 
hand, attributed this refusal to the expectation on the part of the As- 
sembly that it would thus force him to appoint a person to the chief- 
justiceship " who is ambitious of the office, and on such terms as he 
likes." In the mi^st of this controversy, Mr. Pownal, Secretary of the 
Board of Trade, to whom he had been useful when Governor of ilassa- 
chusetts, obtained a royal mandamus for the appointment of Benjamin 
Pratt, a Boston lawyer, and an entire stranger to the New York bar 
and people. 

The October term of the Court being close at hand, and Mr._ Pratt 
not having yet arrived, Mr. Colden, dreading the interruption in the 
administration of justice, declared that unless the judges would take 
out neAv commissions " during pleasure," he would appoint others. To 
the surprise of the whole country, Judges Cham])ers and Jones con- 
sented, and they were commissioned 14th October, 1761, but only pro hac 
vice, to save the term. No distress could exceed that of Mr. Chambers 
the instant he discovered the public disapprobation of his conduct. 

{d) Smith's Hist. N. Y., vol. ii., p. 330. 

1872.] John Chambers. 61 

The term was no sooner ended than Mr. Pratt arrived. He was re- 
ceived with contempt and displeasure. His commission as chief-jus- 
tice bears date lltli November, 17G1. Mr. Chaml)ers then offered his 
first commission to Gov. Monckton, who at the time dechned any 
agency in the civil dejiartment, and nothing was left for him but to 
send his formal resignation, on the 19th November, on the plea "that 
he was advanced in years, and was labouring under many infirmities." 
He survived this resignation not quite three years. 

Judge Chambers made his will 20th January, 17G4, which was proved 
1st May, 1764. He directs that his body be decently interred in Trinity 
Church, of which he was vestryman from 1723 to 1757, and warden from 
1757 to his death, and that after his wife's death, "and not before," the 
sum of £1,000, N. Y. currency, be paid to the Rector and inhabitants 
of the city of New York in communion with the Church of England 
as by law established, in trust, " that they shall in husbandlike manner 
apply and lay out the same toward the support and carrying on the 
charity school in the city of New Y'ork noAV under their care and in- 
spection, according to tlieir best discretion. Item," he proceeds to say, 
" I give, &c., to Augustus Van Cortlandt, whom I brought up, one-half of 
all my law books and manuscripts, and the other moiety or half of said 
books and MSS. to John Jay, son of Peter Jay, my Ijrother-in-law ; to 
my wife, Ann, all my lands whatsoever and wheresoever during her 
lil^e, together with the land called Cheescocks in Orange county, which 
I purchased of Mrs. Elizalieth Denn, dec'd, and likewise the lands to 
which I am entitled in right of my said wife from her father. Col. Ja- 
cobus Van Cortlandt, dec'd. After my wife's death, I give the dwell- 
ing-house in which I now live, with the ground, water lot and appur- 
tenances, to the said Augustus Van Cortlandt, and the tenement and 
ground adjoining the house wherein I now live, called my office, which 
I purchased from Col. Frederick Philipse and the children of John 
Cruger, with the stable, t&c, thereunto belonging, likewise the dwell- 
ing-house and lot in the West Ward of New York in which said Van 
Cortlandt now lives. Furthermore, to the said Augustus Van Cort- 
landt and his sister, Mrs. Eve White, (e) and to Ann, daughter of said 
Eve (after my wife's death), all my lands, tenements, &c., lying in Mont- 
gomery Ward, N. Y., during their lives, and to the longest liver of 
them ; and in case the said^Ann White die under the age of twenty- 
one, I give her share to her mother ; to James Van Cortlandt, Augustus 
Van Cortlandt, and Frederick Van Cortlandt, three brothers (after my 
wife's death), all the rest and residue of my real estate not before other- 
wise disposed of, as tenants in common, that is to say, one-third to 
each. To my dear wife Ann, I give all my household stuff and furni- 
ture, plate, ready money, negroes, bank stock in England, and all other 

{e) Wife of the Hon. Henry White, afterwards member of the Council. Mrs. White 
died in 1836, in her ninety-ninth year, at her house. No. 11 Broadway, New York. 
Ann White, named in the above will, her eldest daui^hter, married Sir John McNamara 
Hayes, Baronet, Surgeon General of the British Army during the American Revolu- 
tion, and was the mother of the Rev. Sir John Warren Hayes^ Rector of Arborlield, 
Berkshire, the piesent Baronet. The other children of Henry White and Eve Van 
Cortlandt were Admiral Sir John Chambers White ; Lieut. Gen. Frederick Cortlandt 
White, of the British Army ; Margaret, wife of Peter Jay Munro, of New York, grand- 
son of the Peter Jav named in thewill; and Frances, wife of Archibald Bruce, M. D., 
of New York ; and' William White, a captain in the East India merchant service. 

62 The Booge Family. [April, 

my personal estate, excepting the legacy above-mentioned to the Eec- 
tor, &c., of Trinity Church, and the folloAving bequests: 1. To Col. 
Vincent Mathews, £300 ; 2. John Bartow, of XVestchester, who lived 
with me, £50 ; 3. Lambert Moore, £50 ; which several legacies are not 
to be paid until after my wife's death." 

Mrs. Chambers is named sole executrix during her life, and after 
her death Peter Jay, his brother-in-law ; John Livingston, of N. Y., 
merchant, his nephew; James Van Corlandt, his (the testator's) ne- 
phew, and Augustus Van Cortlandt are to be executors. The will is 
witnessed by liichard Nicholls, John Kelly, and Benjamin Helme. 

Thus it appears Mr. Chambers did not leave any children. (/) 


OF THE Family of People by the Name of Booge, 

Being, so far as is known, tlie only Family of that Name in the United States. 

Editor of The Genealogical and Biographical Record: 

Sir — I send you the article, for which you asked, containing the 
Booge or Bogue Genealogy. The text is a literal transcript of the 
original, Avhich is in the hands of Mrs. Moses Y. Tilden, of New Le- 
banon, N.Y.; and the notes are taken from my i'ly/Zu-^oo/fc, of East 
Haddam, Conn., which is not likely to be printed. The name was 
formerly spelled Booge, and pronounced with the sound of o, in move; 
and is now generally spelled Bogue, and pronounced with the long 
sound of 0, and always with g hard. 

I shall be exceedingly glad if those who have additional records of 
the family will send transcripts of them to me, to be added to those 
now in my hands. 

I am truly yours, 

D. Williams Patterson. 

Newark Valley, N. Y., 
Feb. 15, 1872. 

(1.) John Booge the Father & Ancestor of the Family was a Native 
of Scotland, born & brought up in the City of Glasgow & was a To- 
bacconist by ti'ade & Occupation. Being a religious young Man as 
well as a young Man of Discernment and Enterprize, He concluded in 
early Life, that in the Colonies (now States) He could enjoy civil & 
religious Liberty & at the same Time by possessing landed Property 
he could lay a better Foundation for his own Support & the Support 

{/) There were never any issne of Judge and Mrs. Chambers' marriage. The property 
at Bedford, upon which Gov. John Jay built his residence in 1801-2, was Van Cortlandt 
property originally belonging to Jacobus Van Cortlandt. A part went imder his will to 
his daughter, the mother of Gov. Jaj', and part to Mrs. Chambers, her sister. Gov. Jay 
was named John after his uncle, John Chambers. The Bedford place is often described 
erroneously as " The Jan Homestead." It was simply land let out in farms till the Gov- 
ernor built his house there after he went out of office, and none of the name ever lived 
there before him. The real Jay Homestead was, and still is, in the town of Rye, on the 
Sound, where the Governor's father lived and where he was brought up. It now be- 
longs to Dr. John C. Jay, the present head of the Jay family in America. 

1872.] The Booge Family. 63 

of a Family if he should have one, than to work at his Trade in his 
native Land. 

Having formed his Design he put it in Execution and while yet a 
young Man He left GlasgoAv & all his Connexions and Acquaintances 
there & came to this Country about the Year One thousand Six hun- 
dred & Eighty, 

The Place He fixed on for his Settlement & Residence was East 
Haddam, this his place of Residence was near the River & in the South 
Part of the Town which is now called Hadlime. (a) 

The Choice of Land which he made was judicious & good for that 
rough Country. The Town as well as the Country in general was 
New (b). He was the fifth Man who made a Beginning in the Town, 
& so ordinary were the Circumstances of these few inhabitants that 
five Years passed before a Yoke of Oxen Avas owned in Town. He was 
the first Man who owned a Yoke of Oxen in that now populoiis & 
wealthy Town (c). 

When a Church was formed in the Town He was chosen & appointed 
an Elder, in Avhich capacity he continued thro Life, (d) When the 
Town became entitled to a Representation in the Legislature of the 
Colony He was frequently cho.sen one of their Representatives, (e) Such 
was his good and exemplary Conduct among the People with whom he 
dwelt that the Name & Appelation which they gave him & by which he 
passed was Good Man Booge. (/') 

Soon after this new Beginer had commenced his new Settlement He 
formed an Acquaintance with a pious, excellent & worthy young Lady 
in old Haddam, whom He married ; Her Name was Rebeckah Walk- 
ley, (g) and proved Herself to be a Person of equal Worth to the good 
Man with Avhom She had connected herself. 

(rt) Hadlyme is an Ecclesiastical Society, incorporated in October, 1742, and lies 
partly in the town of East Haddam, and partly in the town of Lyme ; at the time Mr. 
Booge settled there, the town of Haddam included the present town of East Haddam. 

(6) Tlie first settlement in the town of Haddam was made in 1G62, on the west side 
of the river. It is difficult to decide at what time was made the first settlement on 
the east side, but 1685 is the date generally given. 

(c) In 1*718, as shown bj- the tax list of-East Haddam, the "ratable estate" of John 
Booge, senr., was £1 87-l<> ; and that of John Booge, jr., £35. 

((/) The first Church in East Haddam was formed May 3, 1704, and John Booge was 
one of the nine constituent members, but the church was congregational, and it does not 
appear that such an office as Elder was ever known in it. The records from the com- 
meneement to the present time, in good preservation, show no reference to Elders, 
except in the account of the formation of the church, in which the clergymen from other 
churches were called " Elders " and " Reverend Elders," while the lay members of the 
council were called messengers. 

(e) He first represented the town at the October session, 1716. He was one of a 
committee, Jan. 16, 1709-10, appointed by the two parts of Haddam to agree upon the 
terms of a separation between the two ecclesiastical societies. 

(/) Mr. Booge undoubtedh^ fully deserved, in its literal sense, the title of " Goodman," 
but our author seems to have forgotten that such was, in the early days of New England, 
the ordinary title of all men who had not a military title, or whose education or social, 
position did not entitle them to be called Mr. 

The corresjjonding title for the wife was" Goodwife," which was familiarly contracted 
to " Goody." 

iff) Aug. 4, 1692, Rebecca Cone, of Haddam, formerly relict of Richard Walkley, 
deceased, deeded land to "John Boge, whoe hath married my daughter Rebeckah 
Walklt-j-." Daniel Cone, senior, consented to the deed, which was also approved by 
Capt. George Gates, who was overseer of the estate. {Haddam Land Records.) 

64 The Booge Family. [April, 

This pious & honourable Pair were blessed with a numerous Family 
of Children, seven Sons & three Daughters. Their Names are as follow: 
John, William, Eichard, Daniel, Stephen, James and Ebenezer, Sarah, 
Hannah & Rebecca. The Order of the Birth of these Children is not 
named so far as respects the Place of the Birth of the Daughters 
between tlie Sons, otherwise the Order is correct. (Ji) 

John, the eldest Son, married, settled in East Haddam & had five 
Children, two Sons & three Daughters ; the Names of the Sons were 
Samuel & Amos, & the Names of the Daughters, Hannah, Sarah and 
Abigail, (i) Samuel Booge lived a Bachelor & died at a very advanced 
Age, Amos became a married Man but lived and died Childless. Han- 
nah lived a Maid & died at a great Age. Sarah married & had one 
Child. Abigail married i&had no Child. This family as to male Heirs 
has become extinct. 

William Booge, the second Son, had four Sons, William, Jonathan, 
Ephraim & Timothy {h). William married but died without Issue. 

From the above record it appears that Daniel Cone, senior, married for his second 
wife Rebecca, widow of Richard Walkley. 

The records of Haddam show the birth of two children to Richard Walkley, viz. : 

1. Rebecca, b. Aug. 12, 1672 ; m. John Booge. 

2. Richard, b. the last day of March, 1678. 

Mrs. Rebecca Booge d. March 25, 1733, in 61st year; and he m. (2d) May 1, 1736, 
Elizabeth Boyle. He d. Aug. 21, 1748. 

{h) Their children were recoi'ded as follows: 

2. i. John,-! b. Haddam, Sept. 15, 1693 ; m. E. Haddam, Ap. 11, 1717, Hannah 

Lord, dau. of William Lord. He d. E. H., March 4, 1763. 

3. ii. WiLLi.vM,-' b. Had., Dec. 31, 1695; m. E. H., Dec. 6, 1720, Dorothy Lord, 

dau. of William Lord. 

4. iii. RiciiARD,2 b. Had., Dec. 20, 1697: m. E. H., Jan. 22, 1729-30, Sarah Arnold. 

he m. (2d) E. H., March 12, 1731, Joanna Mack, who joined church, 
E. H.. Oct. 8, 1732; he d. E. H., Feb. 25, 1733-4. 
6. iv. Daxiel,- b. Had., Oct. 3, 1699; bap. E. H., May 21, 1704, though the record 
erroneously says "Nathaniel;" m. E. H., Nov. 29, 1722, Lydia Willey^ 
he d. E. H., July 11, 1748. 

6. V. Stephex,-* b. Had., Feb. 28, 1702 : bap. E. H., May 21, 1704. 

7. vi. Sabah,2 b. E. IL, Aug. 3, 1704; bap. E. H., Sept. 10, 1704; m. E. H., Dec. 

27, 1722, Micajah Spencer. 

8. vii. B[annah,- b. E. H., Aug. 27, 1708; bap. E. H., Sept. 26, 1708; joined church, 

E H., Nov. 11, 1753. 

9. viii. J.^MES,2 b. E. H., Oct. 26, 1710; bap. E, H., Dec. 10, 1710; m. E. H., Dec. 29, 

1737, Sarah Hodge. He ra. (2d) E. H., Nov. 22, 1739, Anna Trowbridge. 

10. ix. Rkbecca,-' b. E. II., March 17, 1712; bap. E. H., March 28, 1714. 

11. X. Ebenezer.s b. E. H., May 9, 1716; bap. E. H., June 17, 1716. 
{i) Cliil. of Johns (2) and Hannah (Lord) Booge. 

12. i. Abigail,^ b. E. IL, Jan. 13, 1717-18. 

13. ii. Hannaii.s b. E. IL, Oct. 31, 1719 ; bap. and joined church, E. H., Ap. 16, 1783. 

14. iii. EuxicE,3 b. E. IL, Oct. 10, 1721 ; d. Nov. 26, 1721. 

15. iv. Ephraim,'' b. E. IL, Feb. IS, 1722-3; d. June 15, 1725. 

16. V. Amos,-' b. E. H., Jan. 17, 1724-5 ; m. E. H., Nov. 22, 1750, Eunice Mayo, who 

d. E. IL, Dec. 20, 1774; he joined church, E. H, Aug. 6, 1775, and m. 
(2d) Feb. 28, 1776, Mrs. Hannah Fuller; he d. Ap. 18, 1777; she d. Ap. 
27, 1777. 

17. vi. Sarah,^ b. E. H., Ap. 26, 1726. 

18. vii. Samuel,3 b. E. IL, Jan. 2, 1729-30; bap. and joined the church, E. IL, May 

18, 1754. 
{k) Chil. of Williams (3) and Dorothy (Lord) Booge. 

19. i. Samuel,-' b. E. H. Sept. 27, 1721 ; d. Feb. 10, 1721-2. 

20. ii. WiLLiAM,3 b. E. IL, Jan. 8, 1722; [1722-3] m. E. LI., Oct. 17, 1745, Eunice 

Williams. He d. E. H., Oct. 7, 1771 (his grave stone says in 4Stli year). 

1872.] The Booge Family. 65 

Jonathan married & had two Daughters only ; (/) Ephraim married 
& had two Sons & tliree Daughters ; {m) Timothy married & had three 
Sons, {n) As to male Heirs this Family has become partially extinct. 

Richard, the third son, liad only one Daughter & died in early Life ; 
(o) the Daughter married to a respectable Gentleman in Fairfield, in 
Connecticut, by the Xame of Steward, from which Daughter there are 
some respectable Descendants ; but as to male Issue, that Family has 
become extinct. 

Daniel, the fourth Son, had eleven Sons &> Daughters ; (7;) but numer- 
ous as these Sons & Daughters were, their Descendants in all do not 

Widow Eunice Spencer, formerly wife of 'William Booge, d. Dec. 22, 1791, 
aged T2 (grave stone, Hadlyme). 

21. iii. ELiz.^BETn,3 b. E. H., Nov. 17, 1723 ; bap. E. H., Ap. 18, 1725. 

22. iv. DoR0Tiiy,3 b. E. H., March 31, 1727; bap. E. H., June 16, 1728; m. Feb. 26, 

1749-50, William Selby. 

23. v. Jonathan,^ b. E. H., Sept. 11, 1729; m. E. IL, Sept. 13, 1750, Lucretia Gil- 

bert. He joined church, E. H., May 30. 1756. 

24. vi. TiM0THT,3 b. E. H.,Nov. 11, 1733 ; bap. Colchester, Conn., May 19, 1734; m. 

May 7, 1766, Rebecca Stancliff of Middletown. She joined church, E. H., 
Aug. 24. 1766, from 6th ch. in Middletown. He d., Millington, Jan. 

I, 1805, aged 71. She d. Millington, Nov. 17, 1813, aged 72 years 9 

26. vii. EpHRAiM,3b. E. H., Jan. 26, 1735; [1735-6] bap. E. H., May 16, 1736. 
(A Chil. of Jonathan^ (23) and Lucretia (Gilbert) Booge. 

26. i. Mary,-' b. E. H., Jan. 12, 1750-51 ; bap. E. H., May 30, 1756. 

27. ii. Dorothy,^ b. E. H., Ap. 10, 1753 ; bap. E. H., May 30, 1756 ; d. E. H., Ap. 

II, 1758. 

28. iii. DoROTHT,^ b. E. H., May 20, 1759; bap. E. H., Aug. 5, 1759; m. E. H.,Jan. 

10, 1782, Abraham Osborn of Long Island ; had son David Skellinger, b. 

E. H.,May5, 1783. 
(»i) The family record of Ephraim Booge has not been found. 
{n) Chil. of TimothyJ (24) and Rebecca'~(Stancliff) Booge. 

29. i. Sarah Brooks, ■> bap. E. H., Nov. 16, 1768. 

30. ii. William,^ b. E. H.,Dec. 29, 1769; bap. March 18, 1770. 

31. iii. JoHN,^ b. E. H., June 22, 1772. 

32. iv. Thomas MuRPHy,^ b. E. H.. June 19, 1775; bap. July 30, 1775. 

33. V. Amos,^ b. E. H., March 23, 1778. 

34. vi. Rebecca,4 b. E. H., Feb. 21, 1782; bap. Ap. — , 1782; Rebecca Booge joined 
church in Millington, Sept. 3, 1809; and d. in Millington, at the poor house, Jan. 19, 
1829, age unknown. 

A son of Timothy Booge d. Millington, in 1789. 
(o) Richard BooGE.s (4)d. E. H., Feb. 25, 1733-4. 

35. His daughter, Sarah.s was b. E. H., Dec. 12, 1732; bap. E. H., Feb. — , 1732-3. 
(/>) Chil. of Daniel.a (5) and Lydia (Willey) Booge. 

36. i. Eliezer,3 b. E. H., Jan. 22, 1724-5 ; m. March 9, 1758, Lydia Burt, of Leba- 

non, Conn. Eleazer Booge d. E. H. in 1792, according to the church 
record which has his name second in the list of deaths in that year, calls 
him 60 years old, but does not give the date of his death. Dr. Field 
says, s. p. 

37. ii. Eliashib,3 b. E. H., Aug. 23, 1726. 

38. iii. Daniel,:' b. E. PL, Feb. 27, 1727-8. 

39. iv. Jeremiah,^ b. E. IL, Feb. 4, 1729-30. 

40. V. JoHx,3 b. E. IL, Jan. 26, 1731-2; d. before March 20, 1758. 

41. vi. RicHARD,3 b. E. IL, Sept. 19, 1733. 

42. vii. Joshua,^ b. E. H., Oct. 22, 1735 (Family Record says Oct. 21). 
43.viii. Lydia,:' b. E. H., Oct. 26, 1738 (Family Record says Oct. 21). 

44. ix. Rebecca,3 b. E. H., Sept. 14, 1741. 

45. X. Ichabod,3 b. E. IL, Sept. 23, 1745. 

46. xi. Prudence,:' b. Aug. 1. 1748, according to the Family Record; her name does 

not appear on the Town Record. 

66 The Booge Family. [April, 

equal the Number of Children which were in the Family of Daniel 
Booge & the Family has gone greatly to Decay. 

Stephen the fifth Son lived & died a Bachelor. 

James the sixth Son had one Son & two Daughters ; [q) & this Son 
James had one or two Sons, (r) so that the Increase of this Family has 
been small. 

Sarah, the oldest Daughter, married a Spencer (s) & had Seven Sons 
& a Daughter ; the Names of the Sons were Jonathan, Gideon, Jeda- 
diah, Stephen, Eliakim, Zaccheus & Jonah ; the Daughter's Name not 

Hannah lived & died a Maid at a very advanced Age. Eebecca mar- 
ried a Dibble, by whom she had one Daughter only. (/). 

Ebenezer, the seventh Son, but the last & youngest of the Family, 
was at the Age of fourteen Years bound out, by his Father an Ap- 
prentice to a Capt. Butler of Saybrook, to learn the Trade of a Car- 
penter & Joiner. He served out the Time of his Apprenticeship faith- 
fully & to the full Acceptance of his Master. 

About the Time He completed his Apprenticeship He became the 
Subject of very serious & powerful religious Impressions. Having 
after a Time, through divine Mercy, obtained a good & satisfying Hope 
of Pardon Acceptance with God through a dear Eedeemer, He 
devoted Himself to the Gospel Ministry, provided he could come for- 
ward to that goodly Work Avith a proper Education & suitable Degree 
of Preparation for the sacred Employment. Not being at the Time of 

(q) Chil. of James^ (9) and Sarah (Hod<?e) Booge. 

47. i. James,3 b. E. H., Sept. -S, 1738; m. Feb. 6, 1759, Eunice Clark, of Lj-me. 
Cliil. of James- (9) and Anna (Trowbridge) Booge. 

48. ii. Sarah,3 b. E. H., Nov. 17, 1744; bap. Jan. 20, 1744-5. 

49. iii. Unknown,^ The name of the second daughter mentioned in the text does not 

appear in any record that I liave yet found. 
()•) Chil. of James^ (47) and Eunice (Clark) Booge. 
50 i. Louisa Anne,-* b. E. H., Ap. 10, 1760. 
61. ii. Rebecca,'' b. E. II., May 16, 1762. 
52. iii. JoHN.^ b. E. H., July 6. 1765. 

63. iv. James,-" b. E. H.. May 23, 1767. 

64. T. Elijah," b. E. H., June 14, 1769. 
55. vi. Clark,-" b. E. H., March 30. 1771. 

(s) Sarah Booge-' (7) m. E. II., Dec. 27, 17t2, Micajah Spencer, who was b. Had., 
June 15, 1693, son of William and Sarah (Ackley) Spencer. He joined 
church E H., July 23, 1721, and she, Ap. 18, 1731. Their children were: 

66. i. Jonathan,:^ b. E. H., Nov. 4, 1723. 

67. ii. JEDEDiAe,3 b. E. H., Jan. 30, 172.5-6. 

68. iii. R.\cnKL,3 b. E. H.. March 6, 1728. 

69. iv! GiDK0N,3 b. E. II., Jan. 21, 1729-30. 
fiO. V. Stephen,^ b. E. H., May 7, 1732. 

61. vi. Eliakim,'' b. E. H., Oct. 3, 1734. 

62. vii. Rebecca,3 birth not recorded, was baptized E. H., June 5, 1737. 

63. viii.ZECHARiAii.a b. E. H., July 1, 1741. 

64. ix. JoNAH,^ b. E. H., Feb. 6. 1744. 

{t) Rebecca Booge^ (10) m. E. II., Sept. 14, 1734, Thomas Dibble, who d. E. H., 
Oct. 16, 1765; she joined church E. H., May 8, 1768, from the church in Hadlyme. 
They had four children whose births are recorded in East Haddam records in two 
places, the two records disagreeing as follows : 

65. i. George,^ b. June In, 1733, var. June 10, 1735. 

66. ii. Isaiah,^ b. July 16, 1737; var. July 18, 1737; d. "sumtime in July, 1760." 

67. iii. Eunice,^ b. May 12, 1740 ; var. May 13, 1740. 

68. iv. Martin,3 b. Feb. 25, 1741-2; var. Sept. 4, 1742; d. Nov. 3, 1760. 

1872.] The'Booge Family. 6T 

the Ternnnation of his Apprenticeship, in Possession of sufficient 
Means to procure a college Education He employed himself diligently 
in his Trade for two Years ; having in this Time with great Prudence 
& strict Oeconomy saved his Earnings, He entered on his Studies pre- 
paratory to Admission to Membership in College. 

Having gone through ^he Course of the preparatory Studies required. 
Ho was, on Examination satisfactory to the President & Tutors of Yale 
College, admitted a Member of that Institution at the public Com- 
mencement in the Year 1744, being then twenty-four Yeai's & nearly 
four Months old {u). Being admitted to Standing in College He 
applied himself with great Assiduity to his Studies, & happily his 
Success was equal to his Application. Having completed the Term 
required by the Laws of The College He received the Honours of the 
Institution at the public Commencement in Sei)tember in the Year 
1748, Having paid suitable Attention to Theological Studies He 
entered on the great & good Work He had so long & so ardently 
wished for & became a Preacher of the Gospel. After having 
preached to great Acceptance in several Societies, He accepted a Call 
from the Church & Congregation in the Parish of Northington, in the 
Town of Farmington, County of Hartford & State of Connecticut & 
was Ordained Xovr. 2Tth 175i {v). 

The kind Author of Nature bestowed on him orreat & bright Powers 
of Mind, He was an excellent & accomplished Scholar, a humble & 
pious Christian, an able Divine, an eloquent & fervent Preacher & an 
examphiry Minister oi the Gospel. There Avas a Vein of Humour in 
his Make, which by a prudent Indulgence in his Intercourse with 
Mankind, made Him an agreeable Companion on all Occasions. He 
lived in great Hstrmony Avith his People throughout the Whole of his 
ministerial Life. He loved his People & greatly beloved of them & of 
all who knew Him. 

On the 19th Day of December 1750, He married Damaris Cook of 
Wallingford ; this Avorthy Lady Avas the third Daughter of Capt. 
Samuel Cook of Wallingford, one of the most respectable Men in the 
County of Ncav HaA^en, in the State of Connecticut. Capt. Cook had 
a numerous Family, scA^en Daughters & three Sons; all respectable 

By this Lady Mr. Booge {lo) had seven Children, five Sons & tAVo 

{u) As he was b. in 1716, he seems to liave been over twenty-eight years old, when 
he entered college. 

{v) Mr. Booge was the first minister of the Society of Nortliington, which in 18.30, 
was incorporated as a town by the name of Avon. He died at Northington, February 
2, 1767. 
(?/') Chil. of Rev. Ebenezer- (11) and Damaris (Cook) Booge. 

69. i. Aaron Jordan,^ b. Nov. 27, 1751 ; grad. Yale Coil. 1774; settled as minister 
at Granby, Nov. 27, 1776 ; was dismissed Dec. — 1785, but continued ta 
supply the jJulpit at Granby for nearly four years. He d. at New Leb 
anon, N. Y., June 30, 1826, aged 74 years, 7 mos., 3 days 
Rebecca Walkley,^ b. Dec. 29, 1753 ; ra. Rev. Daniel Foster of Windsor, and 

d. Nov. 16, 1775. (Hinman, p. 292.) 
Samukl Cook,3 b. Aug. 7, 1755; m. Triphena Thompson. 
Oliver Cromwell,-' b. Ap. 13, 1757. 
Jeffrey Amherst, ^ b. Aug. 21, 1759. 

Damaris Corintha,^ b. Aug. 26, 1761 ; m. Samuel Bishop who d. July 16 — 
aged 57 ; .'. p., and she m. (2d) Preserved Marshall of Avon, she d. in 
1831, aged 70 years. 











68 The Booge Family. [April, 

Daughters, whose Names were as follow, Aaron Jordan, Eebecca 
Walkley, Samuel Cook, Oliver, JeflFerey Amherst, Damaris Corintha 
and Publius Virgilius. 

Aaron Jordan, the oldest Son, procured a College Education, is a 
Preacher, married & had eight Children, four Sons & four Daughters. 
Three of the Sons are dead. 

Rebecca Walkley married & had one Daughter & died in the Year 
1775, Novr 23d aged 23 Years. 

Samuel Cook, the second Son, is a Farmer, is married, has had eight 
Children, three Daughters & five Sons ; two of the Sons are dead. 

Oliver, the third Son, is a Farmer, is married «& has had eleven 
Children, five Sons and six Daughters; one Son & one Daughter are 

Jeffery Amherst, the fourth Son, is a Farmer, is married & has 
had thirteen Children, five Sons & eight Daughters ; one Son & two 
Daughters are dead. 

Damaris Corintha, the second Daughter, is married and has no 

Publius Virgilius, the fifth Son, has received a college Education, 
is a Preacher, has married & has had eleven Children, four Sons & 
seven Daughters. Two Daughters are dead {x). 

The foregoing Account is made out & drawn up from Records and 
other Authorities sufficient to warrant its Truth & Correctness By 
Aaron Jordan Booge, oldest Son of the late Rev. Ebenezer Booge who 
departed this life Febr. 2d, 1767, aged 51 years nearly. 

Written at Pittsford in Vermont, July 31, 1823. 

Additional Note. 
The Rev. Ebenezer Booge was not only an eminent & finished 
Scholar himself, but had an ardent Desire to promote Learning & 
Education. For this Purpose in addition to his multiplied & ardu- 
ous Labors in the ministerial Work, He taught many Young Men the 
Latin and Greek Languages & prepared them for admission into 
College. Besides this, such was his tender Regard for the Youth & 
Children of his People for whom it was difiicult in that Day to procure 
Education that he usually gave four Months Schooling in a Year to 
the Young People & Children, of his Congregation gratuitously & 
without Fee or Reward, at his own House & at such other Places as 
were most convenient for his People. This, excited great Gratitude in 
his Society, both Parents & Children, & greatly endeared him to them. 

75. vii. Publius Virgilius,^ b. March 30, I'JGi ; gratl. Yale Col. 178Y, called to preach 

in "Winchester, Ct., Nov. 30, 1*790; ordained Jan. 26, 1*791; dismissed 
March 20, 1800. He m. Catherine Robinson; who joined the church in 
Winchester Sept. 20, 1791. from the church in the Middle Society in 
Granville — Mass. dau. of Col. Robinson. He removed to Vernon, N. Y. 
where he d. 18;! 6. 
(x) Chil. of Rev. Publius Virgilius-' (75) and Catharine (Robinson) Booge. 

76. i. Decius Robinson,-" b. Winchester, Conn., Jan. 29, 1792. 

77. ii. HuLDAH May,^ b. W., Aug. 31, 1793; bap. Dec. 1, 1793. 

78. iii. Timothy Lester,-« b. W., Dec. 7, 1794; bap. Ap. 12, 1795. 

79. iv. Horace, ^ b. W., Dec. 22, 1796; bap. Ap. 2, 1797. 

80. v. SoPHiA.4 bap. W., June 12. 1799. 

The other records of this household were long since promised, but have failed to ap- 
pear. Rev. Horace P. Bogue of Buffalo, N. Y., is one of the children. 

1872.] Abraham Lincoln. 69 


Br William John Potts, Camden, N. J. 

The Neiv England Historical and Genealogical Register for 1865, p. 
357, etc., contains an extremely interesting article on the ancestors of 
Abraham Lincoln, with some endeavor to show that they were origi- 
nally of the New England family. This article is by the Hon. Solomon 
Lincoln, of Hingham, Mass. On p. 360, he says, "In a correspondence 
which we held with the late President in 18-i8, he then being a mem- 
ber of Congress, he stated: 'My father's name is Thomas — my grand- 
father's was Abraham, the same as my own. My grandfather went 
from Rockingham County in Virginia, to Kentucky, about the year 
1782, and two years afterwards was killed by the Indians. AVe have a 
vague tradition, that my great-grandfather went from Pennsylvania to 
Virginia, and that he was a Quaker. Further than this I have never 
heard anything. It may do no harm to say that "Abraham" and 
"Mordecai" are common names in our family.,' 

"In a subse({uent letter written in 1848, he says: 'I have mentioned 
that my grandfather's name was Abraham. He had, as I think I have 
heard, four brothers, Isaac, Jacob, Thomas and John. He had three 
sons, Mordecai, Josiah and Thomas ; the last my father. My uncle 
Mordecai had three sons, A])raham, James and Mordecai. Uncle 
Josiah had several daughters and an only son, Thomas. My father 
has an only child, myself of course. This is all I know certainly on 
the subject of names; it is, however, my father's understanding that 
Abraham, Mordecai and Thomas are old family names of ours.' 

"It has been stated, upon Avhat authority, we are ignorant, that 
' about the middle of the last century, the great-grandfather of Abra- 
ham Lincoln removed frem Berks County, Pennsylvania, to Rocking- 
ham County, Virginia.' The late President, as has been seen, spoke of 
it as a vague tradition, yet from the following facts it must be admitted 
that the tradition has some confirmation. These facts, derived from 
Rupp's History of Berks Oountg, have been kindly furnished by 
William B. Trask, Esq., of the Genealogical Society. The facts are as 
follows: 'Among the 'Taxables' of Reading, the capital of Berks 
County, returned by the assessors in 1757, is the name of Thomas 
Lincoln (page 151). 'Exeter Township,' Berks County, was settled 
prior to 1720 ; a few years after the organization of the county (which 
was in 1752), the names of ' Mordecai Lincoln ' and ' Abraham Lin- 
coln' were found among the 'taxables' (page 185). In 'Union Town- 
ship' Berks County, a list of the ' taxaliles ' of this Townshi}) was 
returned in 1758 ; among the names I find that of 'John Lincoln' 
(page 250). 'Abraham Lincoln' was representative from Berks County, 
one of six representatives for the years 1782, 1783, 1784, 1785, (page 
482). In 1785, his name was first on the list.' " 

The above extract I have felt necessary to quote in full, for it throws 

(a) In view of the universal interest which attaches to the ancestiy of our Martyred 
President, no apology is needed for the presentation of tlie following records and notes, 
which, it may be hoped, will enable other genealogists to follow the clue to its comple 
tion, in a reliable genealogy of his family. — W. J. P. 

70 Abraham Lincoln. [A.pril, 

some light on the items Avhich I have collected, and will undoubtedly 
give the clue to the connection between the Lincolns in Pennsylvania 
and lead to their earlier history. 

From the copy of the Friends, Records of Exeter Meeting, Penn- 
fiylvania, made by Mr. William J. Buck, and deposited in the Historical 
Society at Philadelphia, I find these Lincoln Records : " Exeter, mo. 
meet. 3 mo. 26, 1748, William Boone and Sarah Lincoln," their marriage 
was " Reported orderly accomplished." " 8th mo. 27, 1761," Ann Lincoln 
(formerly Boone), condems her " outgoing in marriage," namely, for 
marrying one not a member of their society. 

" Ann Lincoln (Relict of Abraham Lincoln), and Daughter of James 
Boone, Departed this life on the -Ith day of the 4th Mo. A. D. 1807— 
aged 69 y. 11 m. 21 d. 14 h. 10 m. and was Inter'd at Exeter on the 
6tli day of the week." 

" The aforesaid is Avritten in a large plain hand on page 9, of Book 
of ' Births Marriages and Deaths of Exeter Monthly Meeting.' The 
' leaf containing this account with 9 others, has become loose from the 
book being the first. May 9th, 1871."— W. J. B. 

"Abraham Lincoln (the above), died 1 Mo. 31, 1806, in his 70th 
year."— W\ J. B. 

In the Records of the old Swedish Church at Philadelphia, and Jn the 
inscriptions on the tomb-stones of the branch church at Kinsessing, we 
find the family names of Abraham, Jacob, John, and possibly Thomas ? 
These records are written in English from the year 1750. The name 
of " Lincoln " is variously spelt in them, '* Linckhorn," " Linkhorn," 
"Linkholn," and "Lincoon." In one entry in the year 1758, it is 
properly spelt " Lincoln." There can be no doubt that these are one 
and the same name, for we find among the names of persons from 
whom the vestrymen were chosen (see Minutes for the year 1795), two 
candidates " For Kinsessing, Jacob Lincoon, Moses Lincoon," p. 174. 
^'For Kinsessing," List of Candidates, "Jacob Linkhorn, Moses Link- 
horn, 1st May, 1797," and from a similar list for 1805, "Jacob Lin- 

The following inscriptions are taken from grave-stones in the yard 
of the old Swedish church at Kinsessing : 

In Memory of JACOB LINCOLN, who departed this life, June 5th, 1769, Aged 
44 years. 

In Memory of BARBARA LINCOLN, wife of Moses Lincoln, who departed this 
. life, February 28th, 1804, Aged 32 years. 

In Memory of ANN LINCOLN, who departed this life, February 8th, 1819, 
Aged 94 years. Wife of J.\cob Lincoln. 

In Memory of MOSES LINCOLN, who departed this life, February 22d, 1835, 
Aged 79 years. 

Sacred to the Memory of MOSES MARIS LINCOLN, who departed this life, Jan- 
uary 22, 1839. Aged 19 years 11 months and 10 daj-s. Rest in peace. 

Sacred to the Memor}^ of JACOB LINCOLN, who departed this life, November 
18th, 1848, in the 63rd year of his age. Rest in peace. 

Sacred to the Memory of MICHAE L LINCOLN, who Departed this Life, October 
16th, 1844, Aged 43 Years, 4 Months and 24 Daye. Rest in Peace. 

The above lie all together in a row. In the same yard, about forty 
feet distant from these, are the following : 

In Memory of ABRAM LINCOLN, who departed this life, Octr. 19th, 1811, in the 
60th yiar of his age. Also ELIZABETH, Daughter of Abram & Elizabeth Lincoln, 
Aged 20 months. Though lost to sight. To memory dear. 

1872.] Abraham Lincoln. 71 

In Memory of ELIZABETH LINCOLN, who departed this life. Feby 14th, 1855, 
in the 83rd year of her age. She has left this world and gone to rest, To be with God 
forever blest. 

The Swedish Church in Pliiladelphia has the records of the other 
churches which were its chapels. Therefore it is probable that the 
extracts which I now give refer to the same family Avho are buried at 
Kinsessing. I am indebted to the Eev. Mr. Simes, for his courtesy in 
allowing me a thorough examination of the records of the old Swedes 
Church at Philadelphia. There are no registers of any births, mar- 
riages, or deaths, prior to 1 750. 

P. 145, Baptisms. — " Catarina Linkhorn, at Kingsess. Born 16th 
June, 1751, baptized 30 June, 1751, her Father, Jacob Linkhorn, 
Mother, Anne Linkhorn, God-father, Olove Parlin, God-mother, Mary 

P. 153, Baptism. — "Anna Linckhorn, Born 8th August, 1753, bap- 
tized 23 September, 1753, her Father, Abram Linckhorn, Mother, Ann 
Linckhorn, God-fathers, Moses Cox, Abraham Jonse, God-mothers, 
Susanna Smitli, Brigitta Camel." 

P. 161, — "John, son of Jacob and Ann Linkhorn, Born 1st February, 
1756, baptized 28th March, 1756. Sureties, Joh. Justice, Eobert Faw- 
seth and Elizabeth Justice." 

P. 168.— "Eebecca Lincoln, Born 11 December, 17.';7, Baptized 27th 
March, 1758, her parents, Jacob and Anne Lincoln. Sureties, Andrew 
Bonde, Mons. Eambo and Catherine Cammel." 

P, 183. — " Mary, daughter of Jacob and Ann Linkhorn, Born August 
17th, 1763. Baptized Oct. 2, 1763. Sureties, John Walton, Ludwig 
Stump, Margeth Campbel & Ann Yockom." 

P. 192, Baptism. — " May 15th, 1766, Jacob, son of Jacob and Ann 
Linkhorn. Born April 1st, 1766. Sureties, David Eobinson, Mary 
Eambo and the Mother." 

P. 117, Marriages.— " Oct. 8th, 1781, John Linkhorn and Elizabeth 

P. 11, No. 26, Marriage. — " Thomas Linnon (Lincoln ?) and Ann 
Ehods, by License, the 24th day of May, 1753." 

This name of " Linnon," if there be such a name, does not occur 
once, except in the above instance, on these books. The entries made 
at this time are very badly spelled, and these two facts, coupled with 
the name of Lincoln having been Avritten three different ways, give rise 
to a suspicion that the above may be " Lincoln." 


[From Rev. J. F. Schermerhorn's MSS.] 

Eej'er Schermerhorn, Symon Folckertse, Derek Brat, 

William Tellei-, Jacobus Peek, Symon Groot, 

Sweer Teunisse, Isaac Truax, „. 'J . Harme Vedder, 

Jan Van Eps, Akes Cornells (Van Slyck), David Marynus, q^ 

Myndert Wemp, Jan Roterdam, ITranB Harmense von der 

Sander Leendertse Glen, Teunis Swart, Boga^, 

Daniel Janse, . • Pieter Jacobse Borsboom, Class van Patten, 

John Maybee, -'' Benjn. Kobortse, EUas van Gyseling, 

Johannes Glen, ..f yV' Cornelis Viele, Gysbert van Brackelen, 

Karel ■Shrasen, '- - ■'"- Glaas de Graas, ClaasLauwerens vander Volgen, 

Sias Swart, Hendrick mese Vroman, John Pottman, 

Lewis Cobus, Adam Vroman, Pieter Cornelise Viele. 

Isaac Switz, Jan Vroman, 

72 Anniversary Address. [April, 

By David Parsons Holto^st, M.D. 

Deliyered on the occasion of the Third Anniversary of the New York Genealogical and 
Biographical Society, February 24th, 1872. 

Mr. President axd Fellow Members : — Your appointee, after 
some deliberation, lias selected a subject which has at sundry times 
occupied his thoughts, and on which he has personal conclusions, 
which he hopes may not be wholly devoid of interest and benefit, es- 
pecially to thc«e making or about to make genealogical researches. 

The selection of a single topic may possibly be more acceptable when 
we call to mind the general subjects so fully presented by our worthy 
President on former occasions. The yiature and uses of genealogical 
science were ably portrayed in his last anniversary address. 

He then presented for our consideration the requirements oi^ gene- 
alogy. First, those which pertain to the investigator, viz., love of 
kindred, love of investigation, an active imagination, a sound and 
disciplined judgment, conscientious regard for truth, perseverance, 
patience, and tact. Second, those which pertain to its arrangement 
and expression in printed or written form, viz., exact definition, simple 
statement, and rigid conciseness. 

The same gentleman last year gave the history of the growth and 
development of genealogical research in the United States, and by 
special request has this evening supplemented that history to the pre- 
sent date. 

Tinder these circumstances, we may now venture to approach a topic 
which produces a divergence of opinion among genealogists, regarding 
elementary points and fundamental steps, which need special examina- 
tion, serious reflection and unwavering decision at the very threshold 
of genealogical pursuits. To these initial points, ladies and gentlemen, 
your attention is very respectfully invited. 

Previously to naming the subject of divergence, let us say a few words 
in general, and in which all will probably agree. 

As man from his incipient existence, in passing through successive 
stages, is furnished with organs and apparatus adapted to the changing 
condition of life, so the human race, in its progressive stages from gene- 
ration to generation, finds or invents new agencies requisite for its for- 
ward strides on the higher platform of humanity. 

Man, in his modes of development, in his growth and decay, and in 
many of his acts, is in strong analogy with animals ; while from them 
he is undeniably and unmistakably separated by his knowledge of an- 
cestors, and by his ability to transmit in forms legible to posterity a 
record of his own experience. 

The grand characteristic of man is his ability to transmit, to read, 
and to utilize this experience. Discoveries in sciences physical and 
wie/«physical of one generation thus become the inlieritance of all suc- 
ceeding generations. In doing the best acts possible in our several 

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callings and walks of life and in making the best possible record for 
posterity, we do but pay a debt surely due to our ancestors. 

The obligation here named presents two departments : that of doing 
and that of recording. 

Fulton, Morse, and a host of other illustrious benefactors, and a still 
greater number of faithful laborers in every useful science or art, belong 
to the first class — the doers. 

Irving, Prescott and many other eminent Avriters, and a still greater 
number of diligent chroniclers of discoveries, inventions and noble 
deeds belong to the second class ; both classes honorably laboring for 
the welfiire of the living, as a reivard to ancestors, who regard the pre- 
sent from the heights of venerable antiquity. 

: Both classes, the doers and the recorders, work in honor of ancestors 
and for the good of posterity. 

We read in the account of the recent sporting excursion on our 
western prairies, that the Grand Duke Alexis selected a single buffalo 
as an object of pursuit, instead of chasing the herd as a whole. Thus, 
would we attain to a clear view of the life and experience of the early 
settlers of any country, we should select individuals, and, in imagina- 
tion, enter with them into their families, and go Avith them in forest, 
field and town, and place ourselves in intimate sympathy with them m 
their various walks of life. 

In like manner let us view the development of families from the 
€arly settlement of New York, Albany, Plymouth, Springfield, Boston 
and other towns, through successive generations to the present time. 
These serial biographies, or rather these genealogical and biographical 
memorials put "in parallels ; I e., pursued and represented simultane- 
ously, by charts, diagrams or records, will become generous mines, 
yielding abundant materials for the historian. 

These component and organic elements may be easily brought into 
coordinate harmonv by the historic brain and hand. 

Biography is more than the handmaid of history. It is the substra- 
tum, the bone and sinew ; or rather, biography is to history what the 
heart, lungs and other organs are to the human frame. 

In this connexion, I beg to speak a little, in parenthesis, on two 
words having in their signification, if not in their etymology, instruc- 
tive analogies, viz., histology and historg. In histology (the science of 
tissues), we recognize the vital action of each cell, each fibre, and every 
modification of their net-work and finished tissues forming the frame 
work, all working singly and in combination to make the human body 

In history we deal with a net-work of ideas, revolving not merely as 
cells, threads and tissues of a mortal physical body ; but in their stead 
we have elemental circles, links and chains of knowledge— ideas present 
to the mind singly and in combination, standing as living verities ; 
forming under the imagination and the reason a warp and woof more 
perfect than Gobelin tapestries— a texture which grows not by the decay 
of some elements, and their replacement by others,— a system of living 
textures forming a perpetually flowing body, flowing away from mate- 
rial finite bounds, to the spirits of the present and successive genera- 
tions. It was in accordance with this philosophic view, that the 
ancients formed the word historg from roots signifying, not merely 


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ideas standing as a histologic web, but as ideas flowing, flowing, flowing 
to the reward of ancestors, to the welfare of the living in present time, 
as well as to the benefit of posterity. 

During a visit made to Boston, last summer, for the purpose of col- 
lecting records of descendants of Pilgrim and Puritan ancestors, includ- 
ing those of the descendants of Edward Winslow of Droitwich, Eng- 
land, whose sons were among the early settlers of Plymouth and Boston, 
Mass., I called upon a highly respected citizen, a descendant of Mary 
Winslow, grand-daughter of the said Edward. Of course the children 
of Mary AV'inslow bore the surname of her husband, and her grand- 
daughter's descendants bore the several names of their respective 
fathers. The honorable descendant of Mary Winslow is a scholar and 
a gentleman. His manuscript notes and charts of the genealogies of 
his ancestors of the Winslow and other lines, prove his personal inte- 
rest in the subject. His minute and general knowledge, and his 
ordinary good judgment certainly predisjiose us to give great weight to 
his views on the subject of publishing genealogies of successive gene- 
rations as descendants through female lines intermarried with men of 
other names. He did not approve of a system whicli, under the title 
of Winsloiu Genealogy, should include himself and his children ; 
though he, in fact, bears the same degree of kinship to Edward Winslow 
aforesaid, that he bears to his pratronymic ancestor, of a correspond- 
ingly past generation. 

Here begins one point of divergence. The one party, which for 
greater fiicility we designate pater-linecd, would write genealogies 
limited to lines bearing the patronymic of a male ancestor. 

The other party, which for convenience we designate amhi-linexd, 
i. e., pater-mater-lineal, would present the records of descendants of a 
common ancestor, including those bearing the patronymic, and also 
those of equal kinship to said ancestor, though of female lines and 
changed names. 

That the first named party, the pater-lineal, is numerously and 
honorably represented, is evident from a recent review by William H. 
Whitmore, author of works on Heraldry and Genealogy, and member 
of the "Committee on Publication," of the New England Historic- 
Genealogical Society, Boston — a gentleman who has under his watch- 
ful observation and careful scrutiny Avhat has been done and what is 
being done throughout Christendom in the department of genealogy. 

Mr. Whitmore, in his review of Eev. Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight's 
" History of the Descendants of Elder John Strong, of Northampton, 
Mass.," says : 

" This Strong genealogy ow^es much of its size to the addition of 
female branches. Instead of being a novelty, it is an imitation of the 
worst features of English genealogies. Our theory is, that a family 
history should be built on the plan of confining the notation to the 
bearers of the family name ; to the male lines. Let family feelings 
have full power ; lei all the possessors of a commo)i name draw closer 
the ties of TcindredP 

Surely this statement of the point of divergence is unmistakably put 
in language clear and concise ; but in our view, the creed which sup- 
ports this pater-lineal platform, contains a /^rcMo-logical shibboleth for 
membership of a genealogical family — a " close communion '' test un- 
suited to the present age. 

1872.] Anniversary Address. 75 

The new-born son or tlangliter is, physiologically speaking, the 
representative of father and mother ; and is in its being the fulfillment 
of the Scripture declaration : '^ And they tivain sliall be one flesh." 

This may have a social interpretation applicable to the married 
pair ; but the strict physiological import of this text is, that the child 
is the one flesh which erst Avas twain. 

Ladies and Gentlemen, for a short time let us leave the historic, 
literary, social and moral aspects of the subject before us ; and con- 
sidering that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, let us walk int© 
the physiological laboratory and note the lessons of minute and 
miscroscopic anatomy, note the lessons taught by the physiological 
development of the embryo. In Holy Writ we read : " So God created 
man in His own image, in the image of God created He him ; male 
and female created He them. And God blessed them and God said 
unto them: 'Be faithful and multiply and replenish the earth and 
subdue it.'" Microscopic examinations demonstrate: — that sperma- 
tozoa applied to the germinal cell do not become the center of growth. 
They are dissolved and their disorganized materials are absorbed by 
the cell germ. From this moment of absorption the germinal cell 
assumes new functions of growth. The young being, thus primarily 
of the mother, develops through a series of progressive stages, nour- 
ished entirely by her till the historic period of the child, which, from 
the moment of its birth, is embraced in the field of genealogical 

Physiological facts, harmonizing with the precepts of our holy 
religion, teach us unmistakably and authoritatively that a father and 
mother of equal personal merits, leaving old England; — say, in the 
May Flower of Plymouth, or the Half-moon of Manhattan, are equally 
entitled to honor from their children and posterity. In the series of 
successive brothers and sisters, who become fathers and mothers of 
parallel lines from common immigrant parents, can the advocates of the 
pater-lineal system tell us at what link in the chain, or at what gene- 
ration the honor of ancestors is to be transferred from the female to 
the male line of posterity ? — 

We maintain that, if in the act of marriage, a contract be made that 
the wife shall transfer her goods and chattels, her estate, real and 
personal, to her husband, there can be no law or ruling of equity by 
which the fair name of her aiicestors can be so transferred or ignored 
by her posterity. 

The pater-linealist says: ''Let family feelings have full poiver ; let 
all the possessors of a common name draw closer the ties of kindred." 

My respected audience may well fancy they hear an echo of this 
sentiment in these words : " Let family feelings have full power ; let 
all the possessors of a common name draw closer the ties of kindred 
(i. e., by narrowing their scope, by contracting their circle). Let all 
the females be shut out and utterly lost in their husbands' patronymic. 
Let all the inherited talent, beauty, amiability and grace drawn from 
the mother's family be credited to the patronymic of the husband." ! 

Can the advocates of the pater-lineal school have forgotten that it 
has been generally conceded, that the most distinguished men of any 
age, are the sons of remarkable mothers ? 

Pater-linealists reply: This inherited maternal greatness applies 

76 Anniversary Address. [April, 

only to the first, second, or third generation from the mother ; when 
her influence is obliterated, and only ancient j^ntertud glory shines! 

Yes, forsooth, pater-linealists, keeping full records of sons, sons' 
sons, and their sons' sons down the long stream of successive genera- 
tions ; and omitting to keep any records of the descendants in female 
lines — or at most, of only one female to a hundred males — and then, 
having data on one side only ; and, closing their eyes to the other 
class, triumphantly speak of a comparison ! 

In contrast with the doctrine of the pater-linealists, hear ye what 
saith the Scriptures : " Honor thy father a7ul thy mother, that thy 
days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee." 

Also, in the Biblical account of Creation, we observe that the Lord 
first formed inorganic materials not endowed with life. Secondly: 
He formed the vegetable kingdom, endowed with the power of appro- 
priating these inorganic bodies to their own growth and life functions, 
and to the progressive transformations of inorganic matters into pro- 
ducts suited to the needs of a higher order of creation. Tliirdly : He 
formed animals requiring for their sustenance the compounds and 
products of vegetable life. Fourtldy : He made man, requiring for his 
highest development both vegetable and animal products. 

We thus learn the order of Creation ; and that the primary forms 
are bases for a secondary and higher class; and from that order we 
infer the relative degree of perfection in the objects and beings created. 

Without doubting the power of God to have chosen a different order 
of Creation, it is sufficient for us to see what His chosen order was, as 
revealed in the Bible, an order which perfectly harmonizes with what 
the physiologist sees in progressive stages of life-forms, now, to prevail. 

Finally : The Lord created woman ; and, profiting by the rule thus 
far observed, we might infer lier superiority to man. The highest 
civilization of the ancients placed woman mistress only of housework 
and domestic arts, and though admitted to the friendship of her hus- 
band, she Avas not an equal participant in receiving guests. Her hus- 
band would have been dishonored, in their eyes, by her equal partici- 
l^ation at the festive board. Clouds of ignorance, prejudice and injustice 
for thousands of years darkened the minds of men. Slowly have those 
clouds been diminishing in density and extent. Slowly has social equal- 
ity of woman to man been progressively and approximately admitted. 

It is within the memory of those now living, that girls for the first 
time were admitted to public schools in Boston. 

Mr. Sylvester Judd, whose historical researches are generally found 
to be correct, says: The laws of Massachusetts Colony and the votes of 
towns, relating to schools, used the word "children," and did not 
exclude females; yet it is abundantly evident that girls did not 
ordinarily continue to attend the town schools, many years, in the old 
towns. There was no controversy on the subject ; it seems to have 
been considered unnecessary that girls should be instructed in public 

There were many cheap, private schools in Massachusetts and Con- 
necticut in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, kept by '"dames" 
in their own rooms, where girls were instructed to read and sew, and, 
in some, small boys were taught to read. 

Writing was considered much less important, and it was not judged 
necessary that females in common life should learn to write. 

1872.] Anniversary Address. 77 

Some of the newer towns settled in the last centiiry were more 
liberal in schooling the girls than the old ones. Many of the old 
towns were long remiss. ^Boston did not permit females to attend the 
public schools till 1790, and Northampton did not admit them into 
the town schools till 1802 ! It was an nnheard of thing for girls to 
be instructed by a master, in Ipswich, Mass., till about 1769. Even in 
these latter times the mother and her daughters, and their descendants 
in the line of daughters are kept in the background; while the hus- 
band, the sons and their descendants in the line of sons are placed in 
honor by Christian genealogists. 

Thanks to God for giving vision to the blind, and understanding to 
those dull of comprehension ; so that now the correct interpretation of 
the Holv Scriptures, and the right application of the doctrines_ of 
Christianity harmonize with the revelations of physiology in defining 
the position of woman. The shackles of her thraldom are so far dis- 
solved, that the present generation looks with incredulity upon the 
past neglect and wrong inflicted upon her. 

It is with great pleasure we state, that the late Chancellor Walworth, 
in his great work, the "Hyde Genealogy,'' nobly honored the memory 
of his mother, Apphia Hyde, and that of his great-great-grand- 
mother, Mary Winslow, by tracing their ancestry and cdl their descend- 
ajiis down to the latest born at the date of his large volumes, which 
now stand and will stand as witnesses — that — that— that the world 
yet moves — in favor of the mater-lineals ! 

In the same category with this work of Chancellor Walworth, do we 
place the recent work of our fellow-laborer. Rev. Benjamin \Yoodbridge 
Dwight, the "Strong Genealogy,'- written in honor of his mother, 
Sophia W. Strong, her ancestors and their descendants, in both male 
and female lines. 

It is probable the reverend gentleman may, on some occasion, have 
selected as a text for his people, Deiit. xxxii.— 16, "Cursed be he that 
setteth light by his father or Ms mother ; and all the people shall say. 
Amen." In a former text quoted, honoring the mother is declared a 
virtue with reward; here, setting light by the mother is pronounced 
a crime, snJjject to punishment. 

The works of Chancellor Walworth, Rev. Mr. Dwight, and other 
mater-lineal genealogists harmonize with the doctrine of these and 
many other analagous texts of Scripture. The Strong Genealogy 
would, in our judgment, have been more convenient for a reference 
had there been used exponents for the several generations; and also 
the system of duplicate serials making alternate references, after the 
method used in that model work by Rev. Edmund E. Slafter, Corres- 
ponding Secretary of the New England Historic-Genealogical Society. 
We do not claim perfection for these authors. 

Spots in the sun may, for aught we know, be designed to nioderate 
the intensity of light ; which might otherwise dazzle or strike with 
blindness the feeble, erring mortals of earth. 

But it is said : if every one is to be recorded in every genealogy to 
which he can be traced by cmy line of descent, he must be recorded in 
over one hundred families, even in the eight generations covered by 
New York or New England History. 

This is the very j^oint for ivliich we contend. Our immigrant 

78 Anniversary Address. [April, 

ancestors, fathers and mothers, together braved the dangers of ocean 
and forest, wild beasts and savage Indians. They mntually shared in 
the hardships of pioneer life, and in the common struggles of the 
early colonies, and in the rearing of families. Trials and sufferings 
they endured in the hope of securing not merely a home for them- 
selves, — but a home and institutions of freedom, and religion for their 
offspring. This hope applied to their daughters as well as to their 
sons, and extended to generations that should be born to them. 

If the father of Mary Winslow above named, has as his descendants 
several hundred families ; of whom one hundred, being the descendants 
of the said Mary, bear one hundred different surnames ; and some 
pious descendant of hers should now undertake to write her biography 
and the genealogy of her descendants ; then these one hundred families 
would ALL be equally included. 

They would severally bear to Mr. Winslow, the father of Mary, the 
same degree of consanguinity that a son bearing the patronymic, Wins- 
low, of any generation correspondingly equidistant would bear to the 
said father. 

Thus much for a genealogy in the descending scale — genealogical 
records or tracings by chart or otherwise from ancestors down to the 
youngtst twigs in both male and female lines. 

We confess it is not the duty of all persons to systematically or zeal- 
ously attend to genealogical matters ; and of those who do write geneal- 
ogies, it is not necessarily the duty of every author to survey minutely 
all the branches of ascending and descending lines of ancestry and pos- 
terity. Circumstances may enable a person with great facility to collect 
facts in one line which would be entirely inaccessible to another writer. 
The motto of Genealogists is : 

" Cultivate well the field undertaken, and leave to others what they will do better." 

Thus, a resident of Windsor or Lyme, Connecticut, undertaking to 
write the genealogy of the Griswold family of that State, would natur- 
ally begin with Edward Griswold, of Kenilworth, England, and give the 
full record of his children who came to America, and that of their chil- 
dren and grand-children. In his records of the fourth generation in 
America, he would come to Phebe^ Griswold, the sister of Gov. Mathew^ 
Griswold, of Lyme. He would find this Phebe^ married 14 Dec. 1731, 
the Ilev. Jonathan' Parsons, who was born at West Spiicgfield, Mass., 
the celebrated Divine of Newburyport, the friend of George Whitfield. 
At this point of our author's records of the Griswold family, he learns 
that the family of Phebe'' and her husband, Eev. Dr. Jonathan^ Parsons 
is being very thoroughly written by one who from residence or rela- 
tionship has a predilection to study the genealogy of the Parsons family, 
and who from his location, or from inherited or acquired records has 
special facilities for making a Parsons Memorial ; including complete 
records of the descendants of the said Phebe^ Griswold. 

At this stage, the two genealogists become co-laborers. While the 
author from Lyme may feel an interest in Phebe* and her descendants 
equal to that which he feels for her brother, Gov. Mathew,-* he may never- 
theless avail himself of the results of his co-laborer, giving him due 
credit, and embody the records of Phebe/* and her descendants in his 
Griswold genealogy ; or, at his election, he may deliberately refer his 
readers to her records as found in the Parsons Genealogy, published or 

1872.] Anniversary Address. 79 

about to be published. By such reference he in no manner ignores 
Phebe's rights and the rights of her descendants of whatever name to 
an equal representation in the said Griswold Memorial. 

In like manner, if some other author has specially studied the family 
records of Thoinas* Griswold or of any other brother of Phebe^ and 
Mathew/ and has published or is about to publish them, a similar refer- 
ence by the author from Lyme may be made with equal propriety, — 
{hit not with greater,) than in the case of the sister Phebe.-i Edward 
Griswold and his wife, of Kenilworth, England, common ancestor of 
these families, had they been endowed with a foreknowledge of their 
descendants in America, would have been unwilling to have had stricken 
from their view the career of their daughters and their offspring repre- 
sented in those distinguished Connecticut families Hillhouse, 

Bushnell, Elliott, McCurdy — and others in whom the said Edward and 
his wife are now represented by ties of consanguinity equal, if not supe- 
rior, to those in the so-called direct male line of Griswolds. 

Our subject may receive illustration from another stand-point, show- 
ing the truth of the theory of mater-linealists and ambi-linealists, and 
the justice of their practice. 

This stand-point presents to view an Association" of Ancestors in 
diverging lines, commencing at some given point comparatively recent, 
and increasing in a two-fold ratio (excepting the cases of consanguine- 
ous intermarriages), as the ascent is made from generation to gener- 
ation towards the maximum of divergence ; at which point by 

reason of consanguineous intermarriages, the outer lines of the series 
approximate (inversely analagous to the aforesaid divergence) — the 
number of ancestors regularly diminishing, till all terminate in our 

first parents, the happy pair in the Garden of Eden. The first 

section of this Association of Ancestors, presented to view from this 
stand-point, containing five generations, is denominated the '• Seize 


In the last Anniversary address Dr. Stiles, speaking of the " Classi- 
■fication of Genealogies " says: The '' Seize Quartiers " (or literally, the 
sixteen heads, from which one derives his descent ") is that which 
involves the equal consideration of all progenitors of equal degrees and 
generations. It is the system Avhich has generally obtained through- 
out the continent of Europe, and Avhich I believe is growing rapidly in 
favor among American genealogists." 

For additional remarks of Dr. Stiles on the '' Seize Quartiers" refer- 
ence is respectfully made to Vol. 2, page 75 of the N. Y. Genealogical 
and Biographical Record. In Vol. I, No. 4 of the Record may be found 
on page 2Gth, an article by our felloAV-laborer, Eev. Beverley R. Betts, 
illustrating the use of the word Quarter, and Quartering in marshall- 
ing arms. He says: "A very important part of Heraldry in this coun- 
try is included under the head of Marshalling. This, in its strict 
meaning, is the arranging of several coats in one shield, according to 
certain laws, for the purpose of showing the descent of the person who 
bears them ; but involves also the explaining and elucidating such 
shields or atchievements, when they are formed. This is one way in 
which the intimate connection x)f Armoury and Genealogy is shown. 
An atchievement may be a guide to a forgotten pedigree. A pedigree 
may explain the mysteries of an atchievement, or may give the means 
of constructing one." 

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Again I quote from Dr. Stiles : "The end and scope of genealogists in 
this country is for the most part very different from those published on 
the European continent. There the endeavor of such studies is to con- 
nect one's self with noble and distinguished families or to ascertain 
rights to titles and estates. But here we find our American genealo- 
gists true to the American theory that every man is to be measured by 
his own worth and works." 

Dr. Stiles seems to have been of St. Paul's way of thinking, who, far 
from ignoring ancestral virtues, recited to Timothy the graces he 
inherited from his mother Eunice and grandmother Lois ; and at the 
same time, like a sensible man, cautioned him against relying on such 
or any inheritance as a substitute for personal acts. St. Paul seems to 
have been a genealogist of the mater-lineal party; reciting the graces 
found in the maternal line of ancestry, and saying not a word about 
paternal lines. Our pater-linealist brethren cannot claim St. Pauh 
Holy Writ, both in the Old and New Testament, abounds in genealo- 
gical records : but it will be observed none go beyond our first earthly 
parents, as created by the Lord. 

Canst thou by searching find out God ? Canst thou find out the Almighty unto per- 
fection? — Job xi, 7. 

In view of the majesty and infinity of God, the Creator, St. Paul gives 
a caution against extending genealogical researches beyond the finite; 
i. e. beyond Adam and Eve. He cautions against going to the infinite,, 
to the endless ; for surely " C7idless" as applied to a serial progression, 
from generation back to generation, can rest only in God. 

We plead, therefore, from all considerations for the untrammeled 
PRIVILEGE of genealogists, mai^er-linealists, jua/e^'-linealists, and amhi- 
linealists, Avithout professional censure, to exercise their powers, accord- 
ing to their several opportunities, in the discharge of a pious duty, in 
paternal and maternal aspects. But whoever publishes a book of gene- 
alogies, whether of Strongs, Dwights, Whitmores or others, contain- 
ing only the descendants in male lines of the patronymic, should add 
to the title some qualifying word, implying the jyar^/rti scope embraced; 
otherwise, if the record commences with the great, great grandfather 
(there being no sanguineous intermarriages), the title might lack fif- 
teen-si.ctee7iths of being true ; for certainly only one-sixteenth part of 
the blood of great, great grand children, is referable to the patronymic 
ancestor of the fifth ascending generation. 

It has been said, that in an ambi-lineal book, the reference numbers, 
or serial numbers, should be limited to members bearing the patronymic 
— that if the female lines are regularly given, these shotdd be outside of 
the serial numeration. 

I have already, in anticipation, replied to tliis hack ground position ; 
and without misgivings claim for them an equal and concurrent 

Thanks to the Arabs for their easy flowing numeration and figures. 
In these days of steamboats, electric telegraphs and Yankee notions 
— elevated, arcade and underground railroads, shame to us, genealogists, 
if we fail to devise and execute some mode, plan or syste7n by which 
references shall be easy and sure ; and in a summary, or otherwise, so 
arranged that the total of the patronymic, as well as the total of any 
other name, may be clearly seen in tabular or other form. 

1872.] Ancient Families of Albany. 81: 

In proof of our appreciation of the Arabs and for other good reasons 
let lis not hesitate to adopt a system of double numbering and duplicate^ 
reference so well illustrated (in part) in the Slafter Memorial. 

The evening of our Third Anniversary, this 24th February, 1872, 
hastens to its close, and with the flowing moments rush to my mind 
numerous items relating to the work before us ; but in deference to 
the physical, intellectual and social requirements of my audience, these 
many impulses must now be suppressed. One partiug hope, we may,, 
however, express — that the measures already initiated for a fire-proof 
buildiug suited to the needs of our Society may be speedily carried for- 
ward to a successful issue. We need in New York a building analagous 
to that which the New England Historic-Genealogical Society, after 
twenty-five years of honorable existence and eminent usefulness, has 
recently attained in Boston ; commodious, favorably located, with, its 
reading, its conversation, and committee rooms, its hall for meetings 
of the Society, and a fire-proof apartment for the safe-keeping of such 
documents as are of rare merit, and of which the loss would be irre- 



By Jon^athan Peaeson, M.A, 

(First Three Generations.) 

Hekdrick Cutler, tailor, born in 1637, came to Albany about 
1664, and bought a lot on the Hill, on the east side of North Pearl street 
near State street; in 1680 he owned a lot on the south side of State street, 
west of Pearl, " near ye Fort," which after his death passed into the pos- 
session of his son-in-law, PieterVan Brugh. In 1675, he made his brother 
Eeynier, " cnoopemaecher tot Amsterdam," his attorney, to receive cer- 
tain property of Pieter Nicolaas Gouverneur, then residing at Amster- 
dam. He was deceased in 1691, and his wife Anna, in 1703. They 
had the following children : — 

Johannes, eldest, born in 1661. 


Maria, baptized in New York, March 13, 1678. 



JoHAKNES Cutler, eldest son of Hendrick Cuyler, was a trader, 
admitted freeman of New York city, 1696, and Mayor of Albany, 
1725-6 ; he had a lot on the east side of Pearl street, second south of 
Steuben street, extending through to James street. He married Elsje, 
daughter of Major Dirk Wesselse Ten Broeck, November 2, 1684. She 
was buried in 'the church, April 14, 1746. They had the following 
children baptized in the Albany Church : — 

Anna, Nov. 29, 1685. 

Christina, Sept. 2.5, 168Y. 

Christina, Dec. 4, 1689, and buried in the church, Nov. 20, 1755. 

Hendrick, Jan 10, 1692. 

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Saea, Oct. 22, 1693. 

Elsje, Aug. 25, 1695. 

Cornelius, baptized in New York, Feb. 14, 1697. 

Johannes, Feb. 19, 1699. 

Maria, Nov. 25, 1702. 

Elisabeth, May 13, 1705. 

Rachel, Sept. 21, 1707. 

R.^CHEL, Nov. 27, 1709. 

Abraham Cuyler, son of Hendrick Cuyler, trader, married Caatje, 
daughter of Jan Janse Bleecker, November 17, 1689. He Avas buried 
in the eliurch, July 14, 1747. She died April 8, and was buried in the 
church, April 11, 1734. They had the following children baptized in 
the Albany Church : — 

Hendrick, born in New York, Dec. 22, 1690. I 

Grietje, baptized Oct. 30, 1692. 

Anna, April 14, 1695, and died Nov. 17, 1709. 

Johannes, June 26, 1698. 

Sara, April 28, 1700. 

Mari.\, April 4, 1703, and was buried Feb. 18, 1722. 

Sara, Oct. 6, 1706. 

Catharina, Feb. 20, 1709. 

Abrah.^m, Dec. 29, 1713. 

NicoLAAS, June 28, 1716. 

Maria Cuyler, daughter of Hendrick Cuyler, married John Cruger, 
in New York, March 5, 1703. They had the following children bap- 
tized in New York : — 

Elisabeth, June 9, 1703., April 2, 1704. 

TiELEMAN, Nov. 11, 1705. 

Hendrick, Nov. 26, 1707. 
John, July 19, 1710. 
Maria, June 8, 1712. 
Sara, Dec. 8, 1714. 
Maria, May 11, 1718. 

Rachel Cuyler, daughter of Hendrick Cuyler, married Captain 
Myndert, son of David Pieterse Schuyler, October 36, 1693, in New 
York. He was buried in the church at Albany, October 21, 1755 ; she 
was buried in the church, July 24, 1747. They had two daughters, 
Anna, baptized February 28, 1697, who married Johannes De Peyster, 
and Rachel. 

Sara Cuyler, daughter of Hendrick Cuyler, married Capt. Pieter 
Van Brugh, son of Johannes Van Brugh, of New York, November 2, 
1688, in New York. They had a daughter, Catharine, baptized in New- 
York, November 10, 1689. 


Capt.Volkebt Janse Douw, from Frederickstadt, was in Beverwyck, 
1638-1686. His house lot was on the west corner of State street and 
Broadway, property still owned by the family. He was a trader and 
brewer, and in connection with Jan Thomase Witbeck, dealt largely in 
real estate. Their brewery, situated on the easterly half of the 'Ex- 

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change block, and extending to the river, they sold in 1675, to Harmen 
Rutgers, son of Rntger Jacobsen. In 1663, they bought of the Mahi- 
kanders, Schotack or Apjen's [little monkey's] Island and the mainland 
lying east of it, He also owned Constapers Island, lying opposite 
Bethlehem, half of which, in 1677, he sold to Pieter Winne. In 1672, 
he owned Schuffer's Island below Beeren Island, which he sold to 
Barent Pieterse Coeymans. He married Dorotee Janse Van Breestede, 
April 19, 1650. in New Amsterdam. She was sister of Eutger Jacob- 
sen's wife, and died November 22, 1681. He was deceased in 1686. 
They had the following sons, all of whom grew to maturity and 
had families : Jonas, the eldest, Henderick, Volkert, and probably 

JoxAS VoLKERTSE, eldest son of Capt. Volkert Janse Douw, married 
first Magdalena, daughter of Pieter Quackenbos, November 14, 1683, 
and secondly, Catrina, daughter of Jan Thomase Witbeck, and widow 
of Jacob Sanderse Glen, April 24, 1696 ; on the 7th of October, 1736, 
" hy in den Heer onslajje op een Donderdag omtrent te 2 ure namiddag, 
en ' Smaendags hegraven na dat hy vier loeken sichgeivest is," in Green- 
bush. They had the following children : — 

Maritie, baptized Oct. 19, 1684. 

Volkert, born Nov. 14, 1686, and died April 17, 1711. 

DoROTUEE, born June 22, 1689. 

Pieter, born Mar. 24, 1692, and died Aug. 21, 1775. 

AxDRiES, son of Volkert Janse Douw, in 1684, was master of the 
open boat, John, plying between iVlbany and New York. He married 
first, Eflfie, daughter of Capt. Hans Hendrickse ; secondly, Lydia De 
Meyer ; and thirdly, Adriana Vander Grift, in New York, Feb. 24, 
1708. They had the following children : — 

JoHANNE.s, baptized in Albany, Oct. 10, 1686. 
Catharina, baptized Nov. 26, 1704. 
Catharina, baptized in New Yorlc, Dec. 19, 1708. 
Rynier, baptized in New York, Nov. 5, iVio. 
Volkert, baptized in Albany, April 3, 1713. 

Hendrick, son of Capt. Volkert Janse Douw, married Neeltie, 
daughter of Myndertse Frederickse [Van Yvere] and " wedmve van 
Marten Gerritse Van Bergen," October 3, 1697. He was buried May 
18, 1751. The following children were baptized in the Albany 
Church : — 

Volkert, June 26, 1698. 
Volkert, Sept. 3. 1699. 
Dorothea, Mar. 23, 1701. 
Pieterje, Aug. 16, 1702. 
Johannes, June 25, 1704. 
Neeltie, Nov. 27, 1709. 

Volkert, son of Capt. Volkert Janse Douw, married Margaret, 
daughter of Abraham Van Fricht, November 16, 1701. She was 
buried January, 1752; he, September 2, 1753. They had the following 
children baptized in the Albany Church : — 

Dorothea, Aug. 16, 1702. 
Abraham, Nov. 17, 1706. 
Johannes, Jan. 12, 1709. 
Elisabeth, Oct. 24, 1711. 
M.^rgarita, April 14, 1717. 

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Hakmen Harmense Van Gansevoort, brewer, settled in Bever- 
wyck as early as 1660; in 1677, he bought of Ponlus Martense Van 
Benthuysen, the lot on the south corner of Broadway and Maiden 
lane, which is still owned by his descendants. He married Maritie 
Leendertse Conyn, daughter of Leendert Philipse Conyn ; she was 
buried January 7, 1743. The following children were baptized in the 
Albany Church : — 

Leendert, baptized Sept. 19, 1683. 

Rachel, June 20, 1686. 

Lydia, July 20, 1690. 

Rebecca, July 9, 1693. 

Hendrick, Sept. 27. 1696, buried Sept. 27, 1746. 

Leendert, eldest son of Harnien Gansevoort, married Catrina, 
daughter of Johannes De Wandelaer, May 11, 1712. He died Novem- 
ber oO, 1763 ; she died Aug. 16, 1767. He resided on the Stanwix Hall 
lot. The following children were baptized in the Albany Church : — 

Harmen, April 20, 1713 (?), married Magdalena, daughter of Petrus Douw. 

Hendrick, Aug:. 19, 1716. 

Sara, Dec. 28,1718. 

Johannes, April 7, 1721, married first, Maria Douw; and secondly, Effie Beeckman. ■^ 

Maria, June 9, 1723, buried Oct. 3, 1739. 

PiETER, July 25, 1725, married Gcrritje, daughter of Jacob Ten Eyck. 

Elsie, Sept. 17, 1727, buried March 20, 1753. 

Agnietie, Feb. 4, 1730. 


Gerrit Lansing (Lansingh, Lansinck), early came to Beverwyck 
from Hassell, near Zwoll, in Overyssell, and was deceased before Octo- 
ber 3, 1679. He left the following children: Gerrit, Hendrick, 
Johannes, Aeltie, Gysbertje, and Hilletie. 

Gerrit, son of Gerrit Lansing, baker and trader, resided at different 
times in Albany, Schenectady and New York ; about 1692 he married 
a second wife, Catryntie Sanderse Glen, widow of Cornelis Barentse 
Van Ditmars, who was killed at the burning of Schenectady in 1690; 
and thirdly, about 1696, Elsie * * * jje had the following 

children: — 

Elisabeth, baptized in Albany, Jan. 20, 1689. 

Gerrit, Aug. 20, 1693. 

Johannes, Mar. 10, 1695. 

Anna, baptized in New York, March 28, 1697. 

Elsie, baptized in New York, March 12, 1699. 

Sander, baptized in New York, April 20, 1701. 

Susanna, baptized in New York, Jan. 5, 1703. 

Evert, baptized in Albany, Dec 31, 1704. 

Jacob [Jacobus?], Dec. 22, 1706. 

Abraham. Feb. 27, 1709. 

Isaac (V), Jacob (?). 

Hendrick, son of Gerrit Lansing, in Albany as early as 1 666 ; died 

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July 11, 1709. He married Lysbet * * * , and had the following 
children : — 

Alida, baptized July 3, 1685. 



Maria, wife of Huybert Gerritse. 

*" JoHANXES, son of GeiTit Lansing, trader, in 1678, married Geertie 
Ooosense Van 8chaaick, widow of Hendrick Coster; naturalized in 
1715 ; was buried in the church, February 36, 1728. He had the fol- 
lowing children : — 

Elisabet, born in 1679, married Stephanus Groesbeck, in 1699. 

Geertruy, baptized Nov. 2, 1684, married Reyer Gerritse. 

JoHAN.xES, Sept. 4, 1687. 

Engeltie, Aug. 17, 1690. 



Aeltie, daughter of Gerrit Lansing, married Gerrit Van Slichten- 
iorst. She had the following children : Hillegonda, Gerrit, Eachel, 

Gysbertje, daughter of Gerrit Lansing, married Hendrick Janse 
Eoseboom, and had the following children : Johannes, Gerrit, Hende- 
rick, Myndert and Margarita, who married Pieter Thomase Mingael, 

HiLLETiE, daughter of Gerrit Lansing, married Storm Van Der Zee, 
son of Albert Andriese Bratt. She had two sons who lived to maturity 
and left families — Albert and Wouter, besides a daughter, Anna, who 
married Johannes Becker, Jr. 



A Paper read by Mr. Charles 'A. Cole, of London, at the Regular Meeting of the 
Society, May 28th, 1870. 

The earliest and most important record, preserved in the English 
*' Public Record Office," which affects the history of the land and those 
who possessed it, is the '^ Doynesday Booh" The survey commenced in 
the year 1085, by the order of William the Conqueror. The commis- 
sioners who were sent out to complete the survey, were to ascertain the 
name of every place ; who held any portion of the land in the time of 
King Edward the Confessor ; who was the present possessor ; the 
measure and extent of the land ; the description and degree of the ten- 
ants ; what free men ; how many tenants in soccage ; what quantity of 
wood ; how much meadow and pasture ; Avhat mills and fish-ponds, or 
mines ; how much added or taken away ; what the gross value was in 
King Edward's time ; what the present value ; and other details that 
identified every yard of ground surveyed, and what it was worth. All 
this was to be triply estimated. First, as the estate was held in the 
time of the Confessor ; tJmi. as it was bestowed by King William the 

86 Public Records of England. [April, 

Conqueror ; Thirdly, as its value stood at the formation of the survey ; 
and to state whether any advance could be made in the value. The 
drift of these pertinent investigations is evident. The Conqueror 
wished to know the worth of his conquest. It can, of course, be at 
once imagined how interesting are the details of these two priceless 
and perfectly preserved volumes, to any one engaged in the quest of 
exact topographical, historical, or genealogical data, and hence it will 
be understood that every county history which has been compiled in 
the English counties, takes " Domesday Booh " as its fountain-head 
and first great source of information. It was printed in two folio vol- 
umes, witli a folio volume of index, early in the present century ; and 
within the last few years, has been photo-zincographed by Sir Henry 
James, of the Royal Engineers, and his assistants, at the government 
expense, so that the contents are virtually within the reach of every one 
who chooses to master its obsolete language, and the intricate abbrevi- 
ations of the text. 

Eecords, in general, have been marked out into three classes ; (1) 
Inrolhnents, which are intended to be official and authentic records of 
lawful acts made by the proper officer of any court, upon rolls, or in 
some cases, in official entry-books of the same court ; (2) Memoranda 
of acts or instruments brought into the proper office of any court by 
parties in interest therein (or by their agents), either in the form of 
rolls, or otherwise, and preserved in bundles or on files; (3) Boohs of 
Entries, containing memoranda of acts, &c., entered by officers of the 

The law courts of England most prominent and fullest of copious 
memoranda for the genealogist's use, are the Courts of Chancery, Ex- 
chequer, Queen^s Bench, and Common Pleas. Their departments and 
connections need not be enumerated here, they would puzzle tlie most 
learned antiquarian in their mere nomenclature, at the first glance. 
Nor is it necessary to speak of the Cou7-t of Chivalry, the Court Mar- 
shal, the Co^irt of Star Chamber, the Cou7't of Wards and Liveries^ 
and others of a kindred type, which served a particular purpose, and 
then passed away, being merged in the greater courts. To these may be 
added the immense masses of missives, letters, and papers, connected 
with the several state offices and public commissions, which are replete 
with personal details of every description, 

The king's palace appears anciently to have been the proper place for 
the records of the courts. The Exchequer, the Chancery, and the 
Sovereign Courts of Judicature, followed the king from place to place, 
and the records were kept at the court or palace of the occasional resi- 
dence of the sovereign. And when the courts became stationary, they 
were held Avithin the precincts of the king's palace, and the records re- 
mained with the courts. 

The old historian of London writes, " the King, Henry III, ordained 
that there should be three judgment seats in the great hall of West- 
minster ; the Common Pleas, at the entry of the hall, on the right 
hand ; the King's Bench at the upper end of the hall, on the right 
hand, or south-east corner ; the Chancery on the left hand, or south- 
west corner. Within the entry, into the Hall ot Westminster, on either 
side, are ascendings up into large chambers, without the hall, adjoining 
thereto, wherein certain courts are kept ; namely, on the right hand is 

1872.] Public Records of England. 87 

the Court of Exchequer. This CoiTrt of Exchequer hath of old time, 
and, as I think, since the Conquest, been kept at Westminster, not- 
withstanding sometimes removed thence, by commandment of the 
king, for a time, and after restored again, as namely, in the year 1209, 
King John commanded the Exchequer to be removed from Westmin- 
ster to Northampton, &c. On the left hand, above the stairs, is the 
Duchy Chamber, wherein is kept the court for the Duchy of Lancaster, 
The rolls and records of this court are in the custody of the clerk, to 
whose office they appertain ; but the king's evidences, leases, and grants 
of Duchyland, are in the keeping of the auditors. Then is there in 
another chamber, the office of the receipts of the Queens revenues for the 
Crown, that is, the Keceipt of the Exchequer. Then there is also 
the Star Chamher. This Star Chamber anciently was the Council 
Chamber Avithin the king's palace of Westminster, where the king's 
council sat. At the upper end of the great hall, by the King's Bench, 
is a going up to a great chamber, called Wliitehcdl, wherein is now kept 
ihQ Court of Wards and Liveries \ and adjoining thereto is the Court 
of Requests. Within the ancient palace is the Ring's Treasury, which 
in 1303 (31 Edward I) was robbed. Besides the treasury for money 
there was within the palace another Treasury of Eecords, relating to 
the kingdom's puldic afftiirs, preserved in certain chambers and rooms. 
Here are reposited many ancient and precious records. As within the 
place called particularly ' The Treasury, ' where once the Court of 
Wards was kept, are the Eecords of Leagues with the realms of Arra- 
gon, Flanders, Germany, and some of France and other places. Also, 
there are many records relating to the casting off the Bishop of Eome's 
authority, and the subscriptions of almost all the priests of the realm 
to the king's supremacy, and the books of the orders of St. George and 
St. Michael, the covenants of marriage between King Philip and 
Queen Mary, and sundry books of foreign accounts and other matters 
of state. Also, within the Abbey of Westminster, there was an older 
Treasury than that of the palace, which was called The Old Treasury, 
a place always designed for the custody of the leagues of the kingdom ; 
it was vaulted with stone, and had chests and presses that were empty. 
There is also another treasury in the Abbey of Westminster, vaulted 
also with stone, and so out of danger by fire, but it wanted reparations 
both in glass and lead. Here were kept all, or the most part of, the 
records of the King's Bench and Common Fleas, fines, zvrifsand assizes, 
of all the kings since the conquest, until the most part of the reign of 
Henry VIII. Also, in the custody of the Lord Treasurer and Cham- 
berlain of the Exchequer, were abundance of records in bags, as records 
of pleas and perambulations, and inquisitions of forests ; records of 
many men's lands in England and Wales, as c07irt rolls, auditor's ac- 
counts, accounts of sundry Erench counties, also deeds of purchase 
made by sundry of Queen Elizabeth's progenitors, for sundry their 
honours, manors and lands." 

This careful antiquary, however, only mentions the records and re- 
positories in and about Westminster Hall, and tells us nothing in this 
summary of the immense magazine of archives in the tower of London 
and elsewhere, 

Every student will be pleased to learn that these and all the public 
records of England are now assembled, or in course of being assembled. 

88 Fublic Records of England. [April, 

in one vast central edifice in London. It is a fire-proof construction, 
with stone walls, and iron shelves and racks, and shelters, under its 
roof, the contents of more than three-score repositories, formerly used, 
some of which were ill-lighted, badly ventilated holes and corners, 
lofts and vaults, and all of them little suited for the safe custody and 
preservation of these unique masses of public archives. The Puhlic 
Record Office, on the Koll's estate. Chancery Lane, London, is vigilantly 
watched, "day and night, but admission is granted, without let or hin- 
drance, to any one desirous of inspecting its treasures, and consulting 
what is inscribed on their multitudinous divisions. All fees have been 
abolished by the present Master of the Eolls, Lord Romilly, the keeper 
of the public records, acting under the intelligent counsel of Sir T. 
DuflFus Hardy, the deputy keeper. Both these gentlemen are devoted, 
earnest and untiring friends to archseological enquiry, and promote, in 
every way, the unreserved and open study of the muniments entrusted 
to their charge ; both have helped the public to the use and consulta- 
tion of the public's own property, the national archives, more than any 
custodians who have gone before them. 

There is a chronological inventory of all public muniments in the 
office, and the officers in charge readily and gratuitously impart their 
knowledge of the various departments for which they are answerable, to 
any inquirer. And it will be easily understood that such a duty is not 
an ordinary, light, or facile one, when we consider what a crowd of 
heedless, frivolous, half-informed folk, throughout the empire, resort to 
this oflice, in search of the facts which may connect them with this or 
that great family, or entitle them to this or that unclaimed property, 
concerning which the public records afibrd an endless amount of accu- 
rate intelligence. It may, indeed, be emphatically asserted, that there 
is not a public ofiice in England which better fulfils its ministration 
than The Public Record Office. Nor is there one which is content to 
labor with more frugal reward, or has more honorable duty to accom- 

Of course, calendars or indexes, some printed, the majority in MSS., 
have been prepared, or are in progress of preparation, by which ready 
access is to be obtained to the documents. And, in some instances, the 
information is so carefully condensed in the calendar, that the enquirer 
lias no need to turn to the record itself, and is saved all further trouble 
or delay. 

It is impossible, within the limit assigned us, to give any adequate 
insight into the value of the vast quarries of material, in which the 
genealogical explorer may dig and delve, if he cares to approach and 
essay the English Public Records, ranging over a period of six and a 
half centuries. Some very prominent classes of records, however, 
occur to mind, among which I may mention the inquisitions post- 
mortem, or after-death investigations, issued under the authority of the 
Courts of Chancery or Exchequer, and which are of primary import- 
ance. They begin in the reign of Henry II, in the year 1154. They 
were taken by virtue of Avrits directed to the officer of each county, or 
district, to summon a jury on oath, who Avere to enquire on oath what 
lands any particular person died seized of, or possessed with, and by 
what rents or services the same were held, and who was the next heir, 
and of what age he was, that the king might be informed of his right 

1872.] Public Becords of England. 89 

to retain the lands or hold tliem in ward, nntil the heir came of age. 
They also show whether the tenant was attainted of treason, or an 
alien, in either of which cases, the king resumed the right of posses- 
sion. They likewise show the quantity, quality, and value of the lands 
of which each died seized. 

A curious illustration of the laws relating to marriage and inherit- 
ance is furnished by an inquisition, photo-zincographed in the Book of 
Facsimiles of National M8S. It was the inquisition taken at Salis- 
bury, on Tuesday after the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin, 1254, 
upon the death of William de Cardunville. William was a tenant-in- 
chief of the king, and had married a woman named Alice, with whom 
he had lived for sixteen years, and by Avhom he had several children, 
one of whom, a boy, Richard, would have been his heir but for a very 
material obstacle. About a year before the death of William de Car- 
-dunville, a woman named Joan, by whom he had a son, also named 
Eichard, many years previously, appeared, and sued William in the 
Ecclesiastical Court, as her husband. She pleaded tlie j^roniise he had 
made to her, and upon proof, judgment was given in her favor, and the 
other woman, who had been his wife for sixteen years, was divorced. 

The jury, however, doubting whether Joan's son, Richard, aged 
twenty-four years, is really heir, to the exclusion of Alice's son, 
Richard, as Joan had not been "solemnly espoused at the Church 
door," returned, in default of both sons, that Robert de Cardunville, 
their fathers brother is his heir. There is no necessity to insist upon 
the direct value of such exact notabilia to the pedigree hunter, or to 
the local or general historian. 

From the Pipe Bolls, — a series of records of account of monies 
received and expended for the Crown, extending from the time of 
Henry II to the abolition of the office in the third year of King 
William IV, — the entries of debts, the responsibilities of townships, 
tithings, districts, and individuals are set forth, with the expen- 
diture for public and private purposes of all kinds, which furnish an 
infinite variety of detail specially usefal to the compilation of personal 
histories. All the profits belonging to the Crown were here set down, 
the profits of lands and tenements, goods and chattels seized into the 
hands of the Sovereign, and, indeed, the total of its certain or casual 
revenues, and where they all came from. 

The Court Bolls of manors possessed by the Crown, with the manor 
rolls themselves, exhibiting the provincial laws of customs, the rights 
of the King as landlord, every particular relative to the manors, their 
extent, cultivation, number of teams and condition of the stock, con- 
duct of the bailiffs, the tines, amerciaments and reliefs, heriots, offer- 
ings, and sales, the lists and names of the persons who received such 
monies, the daily expenditure of the various officers, and the possession 
and duties of every one connected with the management or cultivation 
of the manors, swell the full tide of information, so that he who has 
not a definite and decided purpose to serve, is in danger of being lost 
on his voyage of discovery. 

It would be tedious in the extreme to attempt to recapitulate the 
contents of the classes of Miscellanea, belonging to the Courts of Ex- 
chequer and Chancery, nor would it serve any useful purpose on this 
occasion to analyse the character of the Coram Bege, quo warranto, 


90 Public Becords of England. [April,, 

jiiry mid assize rolls, ihe judgment rolls of tlie Courts of Queen's Bench 
and Common Pleas, which contain the general proceedings in causes 
between individuals, as well as the proceedings in disputes with the 
Crown, indictments, informations and similar proceedings to which 
parties were called upon to plead, {a) From the suits, hills and 
answers, and depositions in the Courts of Chancery, Exchequer, Star 
Chamber and Court of Eequests, a boundless store of biographical data 
maybe gleaned; for these are proceedings in equity between subject 
and subject, or they are upon informations in the name of the Attor- 
ney-General on behalf of the Sovereign. 

Then again, the special classes of records .which affect the transfer 
of landed property, the fncs and recoveries, and deeds of bargain and 
sale help to complete a history of every estate in the kingdom and of 
every family possessed of any real property from the lotli century 
downwards. The indentures of fines, which are arranged in counties, 
are in a wonderful state of preservation: in the majority of instances,, 
the hand-writing of the scribe compiling the instrument, in the earlier 
periods, is as bright, clear and legible, as though it were from his pen 
but yesterday. 

The archaeologist and antiquarian have happily within reach a primer 
or preparatory publication if they resolve to investigate and master, in 
their own person, the textual dithculties of the early records of the 
English realm. In the general introduction to the Close Rolls, a series 
belonging to the enrollments of the Court of Chancery, commencing 
A.D. 1204, on which are recorded all mandates, letters, and writs of a- 
private nature, the student, with a fliir knowledge of the Latin and 
French languages, is enabled to commence his education as a record 
explorer. The volume to which this introduction is appended is a 
printed edition of a transcript of the Close Rolls from the year 1204 
to 1224. It wiis edited by the present deputy-keeper of the public 
records, Sir T. Duffus Hardy. Its value is above impeachment. It 
a mine of information. And, besides the copious illustrative and ex- 
planatory introduction, full of recondite learning, it is supplied with a 
table of abbreviations, used in the records, of exact and acknowledged 
value. Every enquirer should learn this table by heart, and will find 
himself provided with as necessary a weapon as the axe is to the 
pioneer in a primaeval forest. 

The Close Rolls are of infinite variety and importance, both in a 
public and private point of view. They illustrate, in an eminent 
degree, the policy and history as well of foreign nations as of England, 
in the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries; the biography of the princes and 
other illustrious personages of the times ; and elucidate the laws, par- 
ticular and general, the prerogative, the power and influence of the 
clergy and nobility, and the relative condition of the people, as well 
morally as politically. Sir Thomas Hardy in his introduction gives 
the following enumeration of subjects to present an idea of their mis- 
cellaneous nature and importance. " In reference to the king and his 

(a) Here, too. are eni-olled petitions and proceeding's in parliament, occasionally, 
pleadings before the king and his council, illustrations of the laws, the public history 
and the customs of the country, the liberties and privileges of corporations, towns, and 
Tillages, — the measures of laud and the jurisdiction of the Ecclesiastical and other 
inferior Courts from the time of Richard I, A. D. 1189 — nearly seven centuries ago. 

1872.] Neio York Marriage Licenses. 91 

royal rights and authority, may be inchided articles concerning the 
royal prerogative, crown revenue, deodands, treasure trove, gold and 
silver mines, donationes regis, fines for transgressions, royal parks and 
forests, magna cliarta, the charter of the forest, the royalties of hunt- 
ing and hawking, economy of the royal household, royal marriages, 
robes and dresses, jewels, coins, queen's gold, tournaments, levying of 
armies, king's messengers, naval and military affairs, homage, fealty, 
knight's service, aids and marriages, duels, bail and pardons, jorotec- 
tions, truces, public and private letters to the king upon state aflFairs, 
scutage, talliage, livery of Jands, assignments of dower, royal presents to 
distinguished individuals. Connected with the courts of law will be 
found matters relating to politics and hiAvs, the Chancellor of England, 
deliveries of the great seal, jurisdiction of the Courts of Chancery, 
King's Bench and Exchequer, wardship of minors, custody of idiots 
and lunatics, appointments of justices to the peace, escheators and 
coroners, the Privy Council, &c., &c. Uhder ecclesiastical afHiirs, the 
subjects of divorce, adultery, alimony, prayers, Masses, Papal bulls, 
knights hospitallers and templars, will occur. In ilhistration of the 
progress of trades and manufactures, various entries will be found re- 
specting repairs of palaces, public buildings and bridges, &c., the arts, 
pictures, painting, costume," &c. 

But my very slight sketch must draw to a close. 

I hope it will be understood that in this rapid indication of some of 
the more prominent classes of the English public records to which the 
genealogist should first turn his attention, I have not even attempted 
to do much towards making anything like a survey of the extent and 
value of these stores upon stores of information. Even their very bulk 
is astonishing. The classes are so numerous, their branches, arteries, 
and lesser streams so abounding, and their contents of such varied and 
inexhaustilile interest that one might as well endeavour, in a brief 
notice, to treat upon the treasures and arcana of the largest public 
library in the world. 


[contributed by E. B. o'CALLAGHAK", M.D.] 

Continued from Vol 2, jj. 142, of " The Record." 

December 19. Zebulon Carter and Heiltie Sloot. 

January 11. Richard More and Rebecca Baily. 
1. Joseph Wright and Ann Henry. 
— . Edward Croats and Sarah Thomson. 
25. Robert Wharton and Mrs. Ann West. 
March 31. Gilbert Marriner and Jannettie ffloyd. 

April 7. Benj. Cooper, of Southampton, Suffolk Co., and Helena 

12. Johannes d'Honneur and Johanna Maynard. 
16. John Loring, mariner, and Kath'e Van Clyff. 
20. Richard Pateshal and Hannah Hoist. 


Neio York Marriage Licenses. 






























































• 6. 

Jacobu^^ Dekey and Sarah Willet. 

John Clatworthy and Mary Leeson. 

William Pead and Mary Hardenbergh. 

John Van Strydt and Jolianna Lewis. 

Edmond Thoma? and Mary Soiiward. 

Nicholas Fielding and Deborah Cooley. 

John Evans and Catherine Macgregere. 

Johannes Groenendyke and Delia Childers. 

Cornelis de Peyster and Maria Bancker. 

Daniel Ilonan and Sarah Jones. 

Philip Wilkison and Helena Tiller. 

Hend'k Jansen Vandcnbergh and Mary Ann Burton. 

John French and Mary White. 

Richard Yaresly and Dorothy Gore. 

Lancaster Simms and Katharine Larkin, widow. 

James Dawning and Sarah Evans. 

AVilliam Pell and Eliz'th Van Tenyl. 

Thomas Lewis and Francis Leisler. 

Nicholas Carnaby and Jane Dawning. 

Robert Greg and Leena Mourits. 

Peter Slade and Margery Wislake. 

Jacobus Cox and Catharina Davids. 

Paul Miller and Antie van der Heyden. 

Abram Cole and Rebecca Britten. 

Peter Masett and Lydia Coel. 

Peter CuUom and ]\Iartha Barriman. 

Andrew Law and Cornelia Dischington. 

John Tuder and Affie Van Iloorn. 

Simon Young and Ann Elnm. 

James Spencer and Mary Carly. 

John Fifiher and Barbary J^Iorton. 

Volckert Ilcndricksen and Elizabeth Paulus. 

Martinus Lamberts and Catrina van Nuwenhuysen. 

John Cortlandt and Anna Mary van Schaick. 

John Blancbard of Newcastle, Merch't, and Joanna 

Gaultier of N. Y. , _ 

Matthew de Hart and Jannetie Mauritz. 
Cornelius Low and Margt. van Barsum. 
Joseph Smith and Margt. Barents. 
Giles Stollard and Elizabeth Tuder. 
Caspar Spriugsten and Jannetie Jacobs. 

George Harwood and "Willemke, of Flatbush. 

Thomas Willet and Sarah Hinchman. 
William Finiconie and Patrene Betterworth. 
James Hewett and Mary Dykeman. 
Moses LeuAvis and Mary Bayer, 
Jesse Kipp and Mary Stevens. 
Joseph Bndd and Sarah LTnderhill. 
Juriaen Bosch and Geshennamah Bruyor. 
John liutton and Katrine Straugnish. 
Thomas Lynch and Anna Jacobs. 


Neio York Marriage Licenses. 


November 8. 




December 24. 

January 13. 
February 15. 












August 1. 






' 28. 



September 8. 

October 14. 


November 10. 










Lewis Bougeaud and Mary Anne van Bursum. 
Thomas Burroughs and Mary Taylor. 
AndreAV Cannon and Ann Puppyn. 
Francis Chappell and Ann Fromanteel. 
Josiah Hunt, Jr., and Abigail Huestis. 

James Wheeler and Elizabeth Meek. 

Peter Billian and Perkie Hendricke. 

D^jniel Letson and Helena Boedaun. 

Christopher Hooglandtand Sarah DeWitt. 

David V^yland and Elizth. Henry. 

Peter DeLanoy and Mary Edsall. 

Barnet Eeyners and Heather Ceysler. 

Jolni Lawrence and Janetie Stevenson. 

Andrew Gibb, gentl., and Mrs. Hannah Smith. 

Jaspar Hood and Kathrine Anderson. 

Johannes Ellsworth and Anna Peters. 

Johannus Wynkoop and Cornelia Ten Broeke. 

Fi'rancis Hulin and Susanna Nicliolas. 

John Basfordand Damares Lynns. 

Webley Easby and Alkie Luv;erseij. 

Eichard Crego and Sarah Stilwell. 

George Hulgrow and Eva Burger. 

James Clement and Sarah Hii.chman. 

Thomas Giles and Engoltie Davies. 

Johannes van Brugen and Margaret Provoost. 

Daniel Dunscomb and Helena Swaun. 

Johannes Hardenbergh and Ilelenah Meyer. 

Stephen Eichard and Mary van Brnghen. 

William Barton and Hannah Hull. -^ 

William Fisher and Ann Barsley. 

John Bentie and l^lizabeth Van Clyff. 

John Selsby and Sarah Thompson. • 

Zachariali Weeks and Katherine Meyer. 

William Jenoway, gentl., and Mrs. Agnetie De Meyer. 

George Eevedly and Katherine Holmes. 

Thomas Wright and Lydia Cobbitt. 

Louis Dubois and Hesbher Grasset. 

Henry Jaman and Jane Barber. 

John Moore and Elizabeth Cheek. 

Eigebell Mott and Elizabeth Thorne. 

Philip Dodridg and Frances Moore. 

William Pruden and Ann Hoorne. 

Edward Lambert and Jane Downing. 

Josiah Eobinson and Margarett Nicolls. 

John Eighton and Frances Tuder. 

Abraham Kip and Kathalina Van Vlecq. 
Gerrijt Vanderpool and Deborah Warm. 
Peter Cavalejr and Cornelia Busch. 
Gabriel Ludlow and Sarah Hanmer. 
Barne Cosins and Grace Sanford. • 

94 French War Letter. [April, 

May 7. Stephen Buckenlioven and Anna van Hoist. 

Jnne 8. Heiiricus Kip and Magdalen van Vle'cque. 

Jnly 23. Jonathan Whitehead and Sarah ffield. 

26. Eobt. Livino-ston, Junr., and Margaret Schnyler. 
August 12. Humphrey Tregenny and Brookesbanck. 

13. Peter Daille and Seijtie Duyckinck. 


[Transcribed from the original, in possession of Bexajaii Humphrey, of Simsbury, by 
D. W. P., December 8, 1871.] 

Camp Fort Oxtario, {a) 3d October, 17G0. 

Honered Father and mother my Duty to you and Love and Regards 
to all my Brothers and sister Hoping throw the Goodness of God these 
may find you and all Friends Avell, as throw the Goodness of God they 
now Leave me and all our Tent mates except Brother Elihu(Z') wlio is 
Now Sick with the Small Pocks he was Taken in our Jorney from 
montreal to Oswago at fort W"' Augustus (c) or the fortified Island 
near Swagochey {d) he was Taken 22'"^ Sep' I Have not Heard how 
he Does to Day but Heard he was in a fair Avay to dwo well yeaster Day 
as his Pocks began to Turn the Day before yeasterday. 

We Rec** your Letters at Swagochey the 23''^ Sep' dated 27 Aug' in 
which you Inform me that you and all friends was in good health as 
usal which I Rejoice to hear of. Brother Elihu was well enough to 
Read the same, and That Day he Left me. Desired I Avould write to you 
to Let you Know that he Avas Sick &c. I have Nothing very Remark- 
abel to write but of our march and Success : On monday morning the 
11'^ Aug' we saild from fort Ontario, Saterday, the IC"" Do. Landed 
within 9 mile of Swagochay, on Sunday morn they sent out their 
vessel to meat us and to tak and Destroy our battoes we had no 
vesels with us biger than a roe gaily that Carried one 12 Pounder of 
which we had four they went out to meat the french Sloop and 
ingaged her and after firing sum Considerable Guns they Struck to 
our Roe Galles. They had 101 men on bord and 10 Guns they had 
no more vessaels then but one that was Run aground which they Could 
not Git off except one that was not finished as Soon as we was master 
of the Sloop Ave Avare ordered to Sail in our battoes DoAvn to the fort it 
being on a Island in the midle of the River Ave Landed on each side 
of it above SAvagochy, Swagochy being a small place on the east side 
of the River about 3 miles above the Island then Ave made our battries 
on each side and sent the Sloop Doavii to Lie a Gainst the fort to Draw 
their fire that Avay they Cept a Considerable fire from one to the 

(a) See Lossing's Field Book of the Revolution, i. 216, 217, 219. 

(6) Ensign in Genl. Phineas Lyman's Company, made up principally of AYindsor, and 
Simsbm*y (Ct.), and Suffield men. See Mustei^Roll of Company, Stiles' Hist. Windsor, 
1 Conn., 347. 

(c) This was near the present city of Ogdensburgh, K Y., and was known at the 
time of its erection by the French as Fort Oswegatchie — also as Fort Presentation, or 
La Gallitt. It was taken by the English in 17CU, and by them named Fort William 

(d) Oswegatchie. 

1872.] French War Letter. 95 

other, the 23'''' our Batteries ware Eeacly and fired on the fort and 
continned firing and throing shells till the 25th at 4 oOlock in the 
after noon then they beat a parley in the fort and Snrendred the fort 
to US on the ginerals own terms to Lay Down their armes and march 
out Prisoners and ware sent back to Oswago. 

the 31"* Aug* we sailed for montreal the 5"" Sep' we Came to Seader 
Pint and Landed where we found a fine street of houses but the in- 
habitance ware all fled into the woods for shelter whom the General 
Sent word to that if they would come in and Take the oath of 
Leagance to his britanack magiesty which they very Eeadly accepted 
and then came flocking in and went every man to his work giting in 
their Harvest, and other Things, the Indeons also Came in and made 
Peace with us and histed iuglish Colers in their fort, the G"' Do. we 
-came within a mile and a half of the City of montreal without any Re- 
sistance, that night we Lay on our armes and the next Day they 
Desired a Sceaseation of armes Till 12 o'Clock which the Ginral granted 
but they could not agree upon terms that Day. in the morning the 
Gineral (e) sent them word he Could not wait aney Longer for his 
Troops ware a Great ways from home, and they Did not intend to wait 
Long to have them Conclude what would be best for them, they then 
Capitulated on the gin" Own Terms on the 8th Do. the Garison of 
Eegelar Troops to be sent to franco and all Took the oath of Not Tak- 
ing up armes against his britanick majesty During the war or against 
any of his aleys The inhabatance seemed Glad that we had taken 
montreal But the Gentlemen that owned Great farmes seemed much 
Cast Down But they Could not Help themselves for Coll Havelin's 
army Lay Below them (/) and Boston and Rod Island Provencials and 
the Rangers Lay on the East side of the River and our army above 
The City So they was Sorounded on every side this is a very Fine 
City tis said by them that have seen it Equal to the City of New york 
the walls are about 3 miles in Length, and there is Eleven Steaples to 
be Sen in the City be side some out of the City. 

I see I shall not be able to Give you so full account as I would for 
'want of Paper so must conclude with my sencear Desires of your 
Prayers to god for us that he would Restore my brother to Helth and 
R,eturn us home if it be his will and Plesure. 

No more at present but Remain you Dutifull Son 

Nath'-'' Humphry, {g) 

For John Humphry, Esq'. 

Simsbury in Connecituct 
these with Care. 

{e) Probably Lord Amherst is here meant. 

(_/') A large division of English troops imder Col. Haviland, occnpied the south bank 
of ihe St. Lawrence River, opposite the city. General Murray came up the river from 
Quebec, whicli city had surrendered to the English arms the year before, and General 
{or Lord) Amherst's army came up on the other side from Oswego, by way of the 
river. Vaudreuil was tlie French commandant — and after the surrender, Gen. Gage 
(afterwards Governor of Massachusetts) was placed in charge of the city, which re- 
mained in the possession of the British until 1775. 

{g) Nathaniel Humphrey, the writer of this letter, to his father John Humphrey, 
Esq., of Simsbury, Ct., was Company Clerk in Col. Lyman's company. See note (6). 

96 Society's Proceedings. [April, 


At the Rerinlnr Mcetinq of January \Wi, the rcf=iilt of the election of officers of the- 
Society, by the Board of Trustees, and the appointment of the several standing com- 
mittees was announced. See list on 4th page of cover. C. B. Moore, Esq., read an 
interesting paper concerning the " Woodhuli and Bray fomilies of Long Island, and 
the descendants of Madame Temperance Bray." 

At the Regular Ifeeliiir/ of January 2.1th, several valuable donations of boots were 
received (among which was the Slrony Genealogy, from Theodore W. Dwight, LL.D.), 
and, after the transaction of the usual routine business, C. B. Moore read^ a historical 
sketch of the '-Circumstances attending the occupation of Florida by the United 
States." • 

At the Regular Meeting of February IQth, Dr. E. B. O'Callaghan, read a "Bio- 
graphical Sketch of Judge John Chambers" (published in the present number of the 
Rkcord). and also an account of certain social diflferences between Gov. Kieft and 
Dojnine Bogardus. Selections were also read from the MS. of the forthcoming 
" History of Harlem, N. Y.," by James Riker, Jr., of Waverly, N. Y. 

At the Regular Ifcctlng of March 9th, Mr. John J. Batting read selections from a 
MS. History of the Society of Friends, in Queens County, and in New York City, by 
Henry Onderdonk, Jr., of Jamaica, L. I. Dr. D. P. Holton, also, read a supplement 
to an article previously prepared by him on " Pedigradation." 

The Meeting of March 2od was principally of a conversational character, some 
donations being reported, and routine business transacted. 

The Tiiird Anniversary of the formation of the Society was observed on the lAth of 
February, by a large attendance of members and invited guests ; Dr. H. R. Stiles^ 
Pi-esident, occupying tiie chair. After the election of several new members, the 
Recording Secretary, Elliot Sandford, Esq., read the following brief historical sketch 
of the progress of the Society during the year : 

"At the anniversary meeting held in February, 1 871, the inception, history, and 
progress of the Society was fully reported by my predecessor in the Secretarysliip, 
the late John S. Gautier, and will be found on page 104 of the Record of that year. 
The third annual meeting for the choice of officers, etc., was held in January of the 
present year, and the annual reports tlien presented gave a favorable exhibit of the 
action of the Trustees and officers during the year, and of the condition of the Society 
at that period. Dr. E. B. O'Callaglian, our former First Vice-President, whose state 
of liealtli did not permit of his regular attendance at onr meetings, tendered his resig- 
nation, which was accepted with much regret by the Society, and his place was filled 
by the election of Edw. F. de Lancey, Esq., the former Second Vice-President. Mr. 
Silvanus J. Macy was then elected Second Vice-President; Mr. J. J. Batting was 
chosen to fill the vacancy in the Publication Committee caused by the death of Mr. 
Gautier ; Dr. Wm. F. Holcombe was elected a member of the Executive Committee ; 
Mr. C. B. Moore became Corresponding Secretary, and the undersigned Recording 

" Some changes have occurred in our roll of members. We now have three honorary^ 
twelve life, and sixty-three resident members, as will be seen in the published list of 
the Record for January, 1872, a few additions having been made since the publication 
of that list. 

"The appointed meetings of the Society have been regularly held during the year^ 
and papers have been read thereat, some of which have been published in the Record, 
and ail of which have possessed great interest and value for those who were privileged 
to hear them. Amonij the (as yet) unpublished papers thus presented we may men- 
tion biographies of Hon. Martin Van Buren ; of Governor Cadwallader Colden ; of 
John Ledyard, the traveler ; of Judah Touro, of Newport, R. I. ; on ' Race Develop- 
ment ;' on 'James Jackson and John Stiles;' on 'The Culonial Governors of New 
York,' Ac., (fee. 

" The librarj' of the Society lias been increased by about one thousand volumes, 
pamplilets, manuscripts, &c., during the year ; and the Record, increasing in size and 
interest, had a subscription sufficient, in 1871, to pay its publication expenses and 
enter upon another year with promise of a still larger circulation. 

1872.] Society s Proceedings. 9T 

" From these statements, and the reports which will be presented this evening, it 
appears that marked prosperity and success have attended the Society in all depart- 
ments of its labors, and that the progress made is full of encouragement to further 
and greater etiorts." 

C. B. Moore, Esq., as Chairman of the Committee on Biographical Bibliography then 
presented the following report in behalf of that Committee : 
" Our work has progressed in three divisions. 

" 1st, We have made a catalogue or list of printed biographies of citizens of this 
State, including books containing biographical sketches or incidents of citizens. _ We 
have given a description of each book, and numbered it, so that it can be briefly 
referred to by its number. The whole number of volumes on our list is '71-2. 1«2 of 
these are the lives or memoirs of single individuals. 123 are general biographical 
works, each containing several biographies. 157 are local histories. _ 2r.3_ are ot a 
miscellaneous character, embracing, however, in their pages, biographical incidents ; 
and seven only are more strictly genealogical works. 

" 2d. We have examined the catalogues of three public libraries of the city. Of the 
712 volumes on our list, we have found 377 in the Mercantile Library, 3U6 in the 
Library of the Historical Society, and over 203 in the New York Society Library. 
About one-half of those in the Mercantile Library were not found in eiiher of the other 
two libraries. Of those in the Historical Society, 154 were not in the Mercantile ; 
and of those in the Society Library, 137 were not found in the Mercantile. ^ Some, 
which Ave have placed on our list, were in neither of these tlirce libraries. This ex- 
amination of libraries is incomplete. It indicates in how many places a New Yorker 
must look to find the biographical memorials of ancestors or others, citizens of this 
State. It is not doubted that many biographical books may be found in the other 
libraries of the city which are not in either of the three libraries named. We have 
not proceeded farther in this line, because we have sufficient for our present purpose, 
and abundant work as a committee. 

"3d, We have commenced three Alphabetical Indexes of the names of citizens or 
residents of this State, of whom we finJ biographies or biographical notices, or inci- 
dents, in print. The first, called ' Index of IGOO,' is intended for persons lo:-n before 
1676, the early settlers, not active men, or not ending their activity before 1700. The 
second, called '/«(/« of 1700,' embraces persons born after 1675 and beibre 1776. 
The third, called ' Index of 1800,' is to embrace men of the new nation, born alter 
1775. In the first or oldest index we may be liberal and embrace all the original white- 
eettlers whose names we find in print, or especially those who left descendants. In the 
second we can largely embrace those who were actors or sufferers in tlie Revolutionary 
period. In the last we must, of necessity, be more select. We have in the first index 
1,870 names; in the second 2,728 names, and in the third 2,026 names; making in all 
6,624. At least one book is indicated under each name, in which something is printed 
respecting the person indexed ; and under many names several books are noted. These 
names, embracing the best known men of the State, have all been taken h-om about 
105 volumes. Many of these were local histories, and we think include those which, 
as a class, are the most laborious to be indexed. This leaves 607 volumes on one list 
yet to be examined and indexed. Tlie labor of examining them and noting the names 
we do not deem unpleasant nor unprofitaljle. It requires time, however. 

" So far as we have tested the plan, this mode of separation into three distinct division?, 
by centuries, works satisfactorily and intelligibly. It guards against the over-laying, 
confusing, and crowding of the ancient with the more numerous modern, and leaves the 
latter, and indeed each part, more clear and distinct. 

The first starting of each index, and getting the names properly arranged upon a 
settled plan, is the more difficult part We have but begun the work. We sh(nild be 
happy to have assistance from any quarter, as we need greatly the aid of such a work 
complete. If a book contain a good index it much relieves our labor, and makes a 
reference to the volume by its numbers sufficient. Books without a reliable index 
have to be read through to find the needed names, and the pages sometimes have to 
be referred to in our index, as well as the volume. Any member can aid us by 
writing the full title of a book which he reads, stating where the book can be^ found, 
adding the names of persons described in it, residents of this State, and giving the 
date and description of the persons as accurately as i^ossible, to identify the persons, 
and so that we may know to which index they belong. We give the dates of birth 
and death whenever found, and preserve the examiner's notes." 

98 Society's Proceedings. [April, 

" The President, Dr. H. R. Stiles, read a Skefeh, (prepared by special request) of the 
Pror/ress of Genealoc/ical and Biograpliial Science and Literature, during the Year ISYl, in 
■which he reviewed the principal issues of the jear in each of these departments, as 
Avell as in local history — and presented a list of tii<o hundred and thirltj-fivc American 
families, whose genealog-ies are being investigated either in whole or in part, with a 
view to future publication.* Tiie list, though carefully compiled, did not claim to be 
complete — as there arc many engaged in these pursuits who, from modesty, or other 
■causes, do not allow themselves or their work to come into general notice. In addition 
to these, there were enumerated fourteen collective works on genealogy as in course of 
preparation. The formation of two new historical societies, the publications of the 
various existing societies ; the erection of monuments to the distinguished dead in 
various parts of the country; tlie increasing attention of learned bodies, magazines, 
newsjjapers, etc., to Genealogj% Biography and History, were referred to and commented 
upon, and a brief announcement was given of the various works in each of these de- 
partments, which may be expected to issue from the press during the present year. 
The Doctor concluded his survey of the field with the following remarks. 

" And, now, you will say, what are the members of the New York Genealogical and 
Biographical Society, themselves, doing toward the progress of American genealogy ? 
Are they at work, or merely enjoj-ing the labors of others? I will tell you. Of its 
sixty-three Resident Members (as given in .the January number of the Record for this 
j^ear), twenty-one are either actively engaged in genealogical pursuits, or have completed 
their labors within the past year. Oi fifteen Life and Ilonorar}' Members, all of whom, 
except three, are residents in the city, eight are similarly engaged— being a total of 
twenty-nine out of seventy-eight resident members who are known to me to be actively 
engaged in our favorite pursuits. Of our Corresponding Members, nearly all of whom 
have, at some time in tlieir lives, rendered good and actual service to the cause, no 
less than forty are now plying ' the laboring oar,' either in genealogical, local history, 
or biographical channels. Of t\\Q five members removed by death, or change of residence, 
during 1871, /oh?* were, and tJiree are now engaged in these pursuits. When wo add to 
this the literary and pecuniary support furnished by our membership to the Record, 
which is published as the organ of our Society, — we maj- fairlj' claim, 1 think, that 
for an organization which is but just entering upon the fourth year of its existence, 
and with no adventitious aids of wealth, influence, or reputation (all of which we have 
yet to gain), we have ample reason to be proud of our record. And from such facts, 
"we draw the best auguries of our success in future." 

At the close of the President's remarks, the following resolution was proposed by C. 
B. Moore, Esq., and carried by a unanimous vote of the Society: 

" Resolved, That, in view of the serious loss sustained by the Chicago Historical 
Society, in the destruction by fire of their building and its contents, on the 9th of October 
1871 ; we hereby request our Board of Trustees, through its Executive Committee, to 
forward to the said Society, a complete set of our publications, and a collection of such 
■duplicates, as in their judgment can be spared from our own Library, as a contribution 
to tlie re-establishment of the Chicago Historical Society's Library, and as an exj)res- 
sion of our sympath}^ with them in their misfortune. 

" Resolved, Also, that the individual members of this Society be requested to make 
contributions of historical, genealogical, and biographical books and pamphlets, etc., 
for the same purpose — such donations, duly marked with the donor's name, to be placed 
in the hands of the Executive Committee, and by them forwarded with the Society's 

The Anniversary Address was then delivered by David Parsons Ilolton, M. D., — 
was listened to with marked attention, and received a unanimous vote of tlianks and 
a reference to the Publication Committee. It will be found entire in the present 
number of the Record. 

* This list of " Genealogies in preparation " will be published in the nest number of the Recobd, 
and contributions to it will be thanklully received. 

1872.] A'oics on Books. 99 


Historical Notes of the Family of Kip of Kipsburg and Kip's Bat, N"ew York. — 
Privatel}- printed, 18*71. [Press of Joel Munsell, Albcanj% N. Y.] Small 8vo, pp. 49. 
Engraving of Kij) arms on title page. This elegantly printed little book is tlic work 
of the Rt. Rev. William Ixciraham Kip, D.D., Bishojs of 0:ilifornia, author of the arti- 
cle on "Traces of Aiuei'ican Lineage in England" in the October (1871) niunber (f the 
Record, and whose facile pen is frequently and lovingly employed in preserving the 
memories of the old Knickerbocker families. It is a graceful, though unpretending 
resume of the Kip familv, h'om RulofFDe Ky]ie (prominent in the civil wars of the 16th 
century between the Catholics and Protestants), through his grandson Ilendrick, born 
in 1576, wlio came to New Amsterdam in 1635, and subsequently returned to the 
Father Land, but left sons here who rose to important positions as citizens and landed 
proprietors. Tiie genealogy is brought down to the present date in the F>isiiop's own 
line, and is supplemented by appendices, giving a minute description of the Kips' Bay 
House, and brief genenlogical notices of tiie Ingraham, Lawrence, and Rensselaer fami- 
lies, with Mhich the Kips liave intermarried. We cordially welcome this addition to 
the altogether too small list of New York genealogies. h. r. s. 

Chroxicles of the Town of Eastiiampton, County of Suffolk, New York. By David 
Gardiner. New York, 1871. [Press of Bowne & Co., New York.] 8vo, pp. viii, 121. 
We are sincerely glad to see this neat and unpretending reprint of these Chronicles, 
which were written for and originally published in the Say Harbor Corrector newspa- 
per, about the year 1840, and which, therefore, after the manner of all mutter so pub- 
lished, have been virlunlly unobtainable by those to whom they are of the most value 
and interest. The author was one of the unfortunate victims of the awful calamity on 
board the U. S. S. "Princeton," in the Potomac River, in February, 1844; and at the 
solicitation of many friends, the "Chronicles" have been thus arranged in book form by 
his son, Cul. David L. G. Gardiner, of Port Richmond, Staten Island, and a limited 
number of copies printed. The narrative extends from the first settlement to the close 
of the American Revolution, a period in which the town possessed, relatively, its 
greatest, importance, and during which occurred the most interesting events of its his- 
tory. " Some branches of the subject, however, in themselves tinite, have been treated 
in continuatiun. or to their conclusion at a much later date." The volume is plainly 
but well written, and full of solid historical matter, well arranged and displayed ; a 
most readable and valuable memorial of this quaintest of quaint old towns — the delight 
of artist, poet and litterateur — a very gem of Antiquity, nestled in the bosom of the 

Genealogy of the Family of Wixciiell in America, embracing the Etymology and 
History of the Name and Outlines of some CVillateral Genealogies. By Alexander 
WiNCHELL, LL.D., &c. Ann Arbor [Mich.], 1869. 8vo., pages 271. 
This genealogy of 574 families, including 2,960 descendants of Robert W^inchell, of 
Windsor, Conn., in 1635, is a most satisfactory book — reasonably lull of detail; well 
condensed in statement; and so admirable in notation as to be perfectly easy of reference 
both " backwards and forwards." We liave a preference, ourselves, for the use of the 
Roman numeral indicating the number of the individual in each family, and of the 
€X])oncnt figure showing the generation of each individual, wherever lie is named — 
and think the addition of these features would have perfected the very excellent plan 
adopted by the author of the Winchell genealogy. Their absence, liowever, does not in 
this case constitute a defect. Among the miscellaneous matters at the close of the 
volume, and under the head of "The Arithmetic of Cousinship," is described a 
convenient method of finding the relationship existing betv/een two persons of the same 
branch and generation, which is well worthy tlie attention of genealogists. The 
"Collateral Genealogies" referred to in the title, are brief outlines of Mills, Ilartwell and 
Lawrence families. The indexes are copious and reliable. The author has made a vei-y 
judicious use of certain varieties of type, by which the reader is much aided in his use 
of the book. 

History of toe Town of Berkley, Mass., including Sketches of the Lives of the two 
first Ministers, Rev. Samuel Tobey, and Rev. Thomas Andros, whose united Ministry 
continued ninety-one years. By Rev. Enocu Sanford, A.M., &c. New York, 1872. 
8vo., pp. 60. 
The venerable autlior of the " King Genealogy," the " History of the First Church 

and Society in Raynham" and "History of the Town of Kaynham," has modestly put 

100 Notes on BooJcs. [April, 

forth another evidence of his deep interest in genealogical and historical researches. 
Many volumes of mnch greater pretensions contain less real " marrow of fact," than this 
little pamphlet, prepared as ho tells us " at the request of friends," in consequence of 
his " having a personal acquaintance with the inhabitants of the town of Berkley and its 
afiiiirs, continuing for a period of more than three quarters of a century" — and simply 
" chronicled in a style and phraseology in accord with the impoilance of the topics dis- 
cussed." Of the two ministers mentioned in the title, the Rev. Mr. Andros claims a 
large— and certainly not tlie least interesting — portion of this pamphlet. He was the 
author of the well-known book called " The Old Jersey Captive," which was a record of 
his personal sufferings while a prisoner in that famous hulk, at Brooklyn, N. Y., during 
the Revolutionary War. Meeting-houses, topography, navigators, traders, education, 
college graduates, physicians, mechanics, fisheries, music, &c., are briefly but appro- 
priately noted — and we only wish that every count}', parish, and hamlet in our land 
could have the main features of its history thus preserved. 

History ov the Descendants of Elder John Strong of Northampton, Mass., By Ben- 
jamin WooDBRiDGE DwiGiiT, A.M., &c. Albany, N. Y., 1872. Two volumes 8vo.^ 
pp. lix, 1587. 

We cannot agree with the critic, who, in his notice of this work in the JYew Miff- 
land Ilkt. Gencaloglc Jier/ister, pronounces it "' Genealogy run mad." On the contrary, 
we admire the enthusiasm wliicli leads our investigator to render a full measure of 
honor to progenitors by tracing their descendants through both male and female lines 
— as is the case in this work. The amount of labor and expense involved in such an 
amhi-Uneal genealogy is so immense and, in fact, so appalling to most men (few of 
whom, however they may enjoy these studies, have either opportunity or leisure to- 
pursue them to sucli an extent), — that we probably shall never have many such ad- 
ditions to our list of American genealoijies ; Prof. Dwight's labors, as comprised iu 
the two portly volumes before us, are, in the hi'j,liest degree, creditable to his qualities 
of heart as well of brain — for few men could have carried through so herculanean an 
undertaking with such unflinching perseverance, and with such evident singleness of 
purpose — each page bearing witness that every power of his being was fully enlisted 
in his labor of love, " et patribas, et pos'.eritatl." As to his si/stcm of arrangement^ 
which, as contrasted with the " horizontal" system mostly used by our genealogists, 
he calls " the pendulous," {i. c, one in which " tlie liistory of each branch of the family 
at large, and of every specific family belonging to it, is pursued from its beginning to 
its end by itself, and each one's own particular kindred, wliether near or far off, are 
presented in one connected view,") its chief value &eems to us to consist in the facilities 
it affords for phi/siological studies — one of the practical uses of Genealog-ical Science, 
which we believe is yet to be more fully developed. Aside from this, however, " the 
pendulous" system of arrangement, in our opinion, has nothing to commend it. 

The somewhat defective system of notation adopted in this work, together with 
certain serious faults in the indexes, render it inconvenient and uncertain of refer- 
ence. These are faults the gravity of wliicli, of course, is in direct proportion to the 
size of the book. The faults of indexing to which we refer especiallj' are : 1st, those 
of the omission of titles, and of middle names (!) and, "idly, of the peculiar construc- 
tion of the 3d index, viz., " of tliose of all other names," by which it is impossible to 
find other names than those of the j^arties to the marital contract — as they are not all 
mentioned. For example, the name of our friend Dr. W. H. Holcombe cannot be 
found in tliis index, where it ought to appear — antl unless one knew that Augusllne; 
mentioned in the Holcombe list, was his father, the whole book would have to be ex- 
amined page by page to find what ought to appear in this index. Whether projected 
on the " horizontal" or " pendulous" plan, this gcnealngy might have been so 
methodized as to have secured perfect simplicity and readiness of reference, economy 
of space, and entire fulness of detail. We speak of " economy of space,"' not because 
we deny the right of an author to spend as much money as he wishes upon his work, 
but simply because there are important reasons wliy a work of this class should never 
be unnecessarily large — and our experience teaches us that the adoption of a better 
plan, would have given us a better book, with a reduction of from one-fourth to one- 
third of its manufacturing cost. We dislike to seem unduly critical in regard to any 
man's work, when we know how true and noble his purpose has been — and we should 
not have done so in this case, had not Prof. Dwight very decidedly " offered wager of 
battle" to his brother genealogists, on these points — See his Introduction, p. xxxviii. 

H. R. S. 

1872.] Notes and Queries. 101 

The January number of the present year of the JS^nn EiuiJand Risiorical and Gcnca^ 
logical Rcc/iMcr comes to ns freiohted, as usual, with Q-ood things. Its principal con- 
tents are biographies of Benj. Parker Richardson, Edward Oxnard, and Gov. Oliver 
"VVolcott, Sr. ; the Bromiield Family; a continuation of reprint of Records of the First 
Church in Charleston, Mass. (with fac similes of two pages); Local Law in Massachu- 
setts, locally considered; Descendents of Col. Richard Lee, of Virginia; conclusion of 
the Winslov.- Genealogy ; a Page Family Genealogy ; Early Printing in Alrginia, with 
extended genealogical notes on the Tucker, Randolph, Rolling, BLinds, Ilening, and 
Madisi'n families ; Gov. Barefool.'s Will, etc., etc. Among the Crirefully prepared necro- 
logical articles which form so interesting a feature of this magazine is one of Plon. 
Joshua Victor Hopkins Clark, the historian of Onondaga County, N. Y., who died June 
18, 1SC9, aged 66 years. 


Croiovell.— In the Record, vol. ii, p. 63, it is said that John J. Cromwell was a lin- 
eal descendant from Colonel John Cromwell, third son of Sir Oliver Cromv.ell, and bro- 
ther of the Protector, Oliver Cromwell. I would say, first, that the Protector was not 
son, but nephew of Sir Oliver ; hence Col. John was coxmin to the famous Oliver. But 
how is tl'.e connection shown between John J. C. and Sir Oliver's son ? Xoble (Memoirs 
of the Protectoral House of Cromwell) says that Sir Oliver had a son John, a colonel, 
who had a daughter John and perhaps other children. Can any reasonable proof be 
shown that any of their possible children existed and had issue ? w. n. w. 

JoxES. — In the same article it is said (p. 67) that Mrs. Charles T. Croniwell is a lin- 
eal descendant of Col. J<ihn Jones, one of the Regicides. Will the author favor me 
with the names of Col. Jones's children, the date of births, or place where they are 
recorded '? Will he explain which one of the descendants, if any, came to America ? 
If he supposes William Jones who married the daughter of Gof. Theophilus Eaton, and 
"«dio has many descendants here, was the son of Col. John, will he give the reasons for 
his belief? W". ii. w. 

IxGRAii.tMS. — In regard to the Ingrahams (Recohd, ii, US) it is said that the family 
is "scattered from Boston to South Carolina." Most readers would suppose that this 
included all the Kew England families of the name (Savage records seven early set- 
tlers of the name) ; and so of course that particular branch which is noted as seeking 
the "Great Ingraham Estate." I am assured by the writer of the article that he did 
not mean them, but only a line whereof he knows, which is now of South Carolina and 
represented by Commodore Duncan E". Ingraham. 

I hope Bishop Kip will favor you with a genealogy of this family, probably never 
Tery numerous here. The portraits he mentions in a note to p. 118 are coj^ies of the 
English originals, as he informs me. w. h. w. 

Temple. — In regard to the Temples (ii, 11*7), Sir John Temple did not come to this 
country as Briti.^h Consul-General. He was born here, his father being Robert Tem- 
ple of Ten Hills, near Boston, who came over about 1718. Sir John was acknowled'^-ed 
as the heir to the baronetcy in lYSG, though wrongly ol that time. (See Herald and 
Genealoe/isf, London, iv, 8.) I think that he was the eventual heir, after the death of 
Edward Temple of Sibbertoft, in 1796. Still, it must be remembered that no record 
lias yet been produced of the birth of Sir John's grandfather, or showing even his 
name. The various baronetages are all at variance, and now confess their ignorance 
■on this point. I notice in the Record (iii, 25) the reader is referred to Burke's' Peer- 
age of 1832 for the Temple pedigree. Much later and more useful information will be 
found in The Herald and Gcnecdor/isf (London) and The Heraldic Journal (Boston.) 

I may add that, years ago, I printed a pamphlet genealogy of the Temple and Bow- 
doin families. It had many errors in the English part because I followed the Peera"-es. 
Without my knowledge or consent, this pamphlet was reprinted in New York by a 
gentleman who added about a page of new matter, and substituted his name for mine 
on the title. I regret that my mistakes should have a new lease of life, and can only 
eay that I am fully aware that the pedigree of Sir John Temple as there given is incor- 
rect in the generation before his father. I still hope the true pedigree will be traced 
■out, as I believe Sir John to have been the right heir to the honor. w. h. w. 

102 Notes and Queries. [April, 

Lawuexce. — In reofard to tlie Lawrences (Record, Hi, 26), I forcjot to call attention 
to an ai'ticle in the N. E. Hist, and Gen. Register, xxii, 166, by 0:=£cood Field, Esq., of 
London. He accepts John nnd William Lawrence as coming in Ihe "Planter" with 
their mother and stepfather, John Tuttle, and that they settled on Long- Island, but 
adds: " English genealogists know that no connection is traced between the Lawrences 
of St. Ives, to which Henry Lawrence of Cromwell's Privy Council belonged, and 
those of St. Albans." He also says : " Some authors name a third brother who is 

said to have died at Newtown, L. I., in l^tfvi Have they not been misled 

by an error in Thompson's Hist, of Long Island, in which a list is given of the inhab- 
itants of Newtown in 1655-6, including the name of Thomas Lawrence? I am assured 
by Mr. James Riker that the true date in the Newtown records is 1685-6, and that, 
owing to some resemblance between the tv/o figures, Thompson mistook the 8 for a 5, 
I am not aware that Thomas Lawrence is named in any public document earlier than 
1665 and 1661. Was he not the Thomas Lawrence, son of John the emigrant T 

Holgate (.'Imcr/crtn Gcncalor/ics, p. 201) says: "This coat of arms is still preserved, 
impressed on the seal appended to the will of William Lawrence. 1680, and also to the 
will of Richard Lawrence, 1*711, preserved in the Surrogate's office. New York city."' 
At my request, a friend searched for these wills ineffectually. Will not one of your 
readers look for them, and tell us the result of their search ? w. ii. w. 

Van Dyck, Van Dyke, or Vandike. — Can any of j^our readers give me information 
about the first settlers of this name in America — especially of Nicholas Van Dj'ck of 
Delaware, the grandfather of Nicholas Van Dyke, Colonial Governor of Delaware ? 
Family tradition states that "three brothers" of the name emigrated from Holland to 
New Amsterdam about 1650. They were Protestants, seeking refuge from persecu- 
tion. One settled on Long Island: one up the Hudson in what is now New York; and 
one in what is now New Jersey. The Long Island brother migrated thence to Dela- 
ware, then belonging to the Swedes, and bought a tract of land called Dutch Neck. He 
had several children, by whom he was connected with the Bennets and Clarks (the 
ancestors of Governor Clark). The earliest genealogical record in my possession is 
from the old Van Djice Bible, and includes the direct line only from Nicholas of Dela- 
ware, beginning tlius : 

"Nicolas Van Dyck gedrount mit Fransyntje Hendrickse in 'A Jaer 1600 den 3 

Then follows a list of twelve children, and so on to the present generation. Any 
record of the early history of this family and branch will be gratefully acknowledged. 

Rev. Horace Edwin Hayden, Point Pleasant, W. Va. 

Querist Queried. — Mr. Editor: In your January number, 18*72, (page 54) is an as- 
sertion respecting a "brother of Sir Francis Drake," namclv, that he was killed in the 
city of New York "about 1741." My question is: How old must this brother have 
been at the time mentioned, taking into consideration the well-known fact that Sir 
Francis was born about 1537. The nephew and historian of the admiral tells us that 
there were twelve sons ; that Sir Francis was the oldest ; that when he wrote (in 1622) 
all were dead except the youngest brother, the writer's father, namely, Capt. Thomas 
Drake. Now, allowing that Robert (ihe father of Sir Francis and his eleven brothers) 
had born to him this family of boys in thirty years, Thomas, the youngest, would have- 
been born in 1567, or tliereabouts. Hence, the Now York man was born somewhat 
earlier, and could not have been less than one hundred and sixty-seven years of age in 
1741. s. G. D. 

LuPARDUS. — Domine Gulielmus (or William) Lupardus, was minister of Midwout 
(Flatbush), Long Island, from 1695 to 1702. He was tlie son of Domine Chi'istianus 
Lupardus and Johanna Vanson, and the grandson of Domine Michael Lupardus and 
Susanna Weytens. William died February 10th, 1702, leaving a widow, Cornelia, and 
three children, Anna, Christian, and Adriana : — Cornelia (Vanwescl) having also four 
children by a former marriage, Maria, Rokus, Simon, and Cornelia. The widow mar- 
ried Martin Schenck on the 3d of December, 1703, and died June 26th, 1737. Christian 
Lupardus came of age March 10th, 1716. Anna, or Johanna, of age July 29th, 1715, 
married Elbert StoothofF, April 7lh, 1714 ; Adriana, of age December 29tli, 1718, mar- 
ried John Wyckhoff in 1726. 

Domine Lupardus, by his will, dated February 9th, 1701-2, left to his wife, Cornelia, 
all his property, as well in Holland as in America, to be divided equally, upon her 
death, among the seven children above named. In case of her marrying again, how- 
ever, the sum of £100, New York money, was to be paid, upon her marriage, to each of 

1872.] Announcements. 105 

the children. Cornelia was sole executrix of the will, and Col. Gerardus Beekman and 
Capt. Peter Strj'ker were appointed overseers or guardians. 

In 1740 the children of Lupardus commenced a suit in chancery against their 
" father-in-law" (step-father), Martin Schcnck, to obtain their share of the property left 
by their father, consisting, as they represented, of a tract of land near the city of Dort, 
in Holland, of the value of £1,000, New York money ; some lands and real estate in th& 
province of Kew York : and " a verj^ large personal estate of the value of £3,0i'O.'' 
Their complaint, filed the '2d July, 1740, is signed by "James Alexander, Wm. Smith, 
of councill for the complaints, Ilobt. Livingston, CI. "for the Compl'ts, vera copia." 

In the settlement of Domino Lupardus' estate, the following items occur in a list of 
articles sent to him by his agent in Holland : 

"June 1st, 1701, paid for a bell & claijper, weighing 131 lbs., bought by William 
Banckel at Amsterdam, as by account. Gilders. Stuyvers. 

" The sum of. 86 : : 

"December 2Sth, To William Bancker, of Amsterdam, for charges Gilders. Stuy^-ers. 
of the above said Bell," etc., "as well in Amsterdam as in England. . . 37 : : 0." 

Van Schellutne. — Cornelius Van Schelluyne, or Van Schellyne, of Albany, New 
York, was the father of Derick, Hermanns, Teleman, Johannes, William, and Esther^ 
Their mother's name was Gertrude. In 17 30, Derick, the oldest son, commenced a suit 
against his brothers and sister, relative to the disposition of property left them by their 
father. The papers of this process mention a " lot of land in the flbx creek," in or near 
the citj' of Albany ; lands at " Steen Arabia," in the County of Albany; others " in the 
manor of Rensselaerwick ;" a " small pasture" near Albany ; and two houses and lots, 
lanyard, &c., in that city. Propositions were made for an amicable settlement, by di- 
vision of the property into equal lots. 

Rye, W<stchtster Co., JV. Y. Charles W. Baird. 


J)e Wift — This noted family have at length shaken off some of the Rip Van Winkle 
lethargy of which the Highlands of the Hudson were not the admitted authors, and 
have fiist begun to place in print their pedigree, which informs us of the origin of the 
Rev. Dr. Thomas De Witt, of tlie N. Y. Historical Society ; of Simeon De Witt, Sur- 
veyor General ; and many noted doctors and lawyers, De Witt ; and shows whence a 
Clinton derived the name of De Witt, and a Bloodgood the name of Simeon De Witt. 

Old Hebrew Families of Neio York Citij. — We understand that the Rev. Dr. De 
Sola, President of McGill University and Prof, of Oriental Languages, and Rev. J. J. 
Lyons, of the Nineteenth Street Synagogue, contemplate and have already xmdei taken 
the writing of a history of the prominent Jewish families and worthies of olden New 

Pilcr — Fijhr. — Florimonel D. Fyler, LL.D., of West Winsted, Conn., is compiling 
the genealogy of the Connecticut families of these names, and desires information con- 
cerning them. 

Rev. Geo. R. Howell, our corresponding member, author of the Genealogical and 
Historical sketehes of Soidharnpton, L. I., writes, "I am adding to the Genealogical portion 
of my work from time to time." He has taken a place well adapted for work on a 
larger scale and wider field, as well as for perfecting his firt't work, having been ap- 
pointed Deputy Librarian of the State Library, and has removed to Albany, the great 
political and legal head-quarters of our State. 

Lyman. — Joel Munsell, publisher, of Albany, N. Y., issues proposals to print Rev. 
Dr. Lyman Coleman's Genealogy of the Lyman family, the descendants of Richard 
Lyman, the emigrant from High Ongar in England, in 1631, and one of the first settlers 
of Hartford, Conn., whose descendants now form a vast lineage, scattered over the 
North American hemisphere. The arvcestral lino is also carried back 800 years to 
Edward the Confessor, through a succession of the English and Scottish nobility. The 
volume will contain about 6,000 names. On the receipt of sufficient patronage to war- 
rant the expense, the woi-k will be put to press, and issued in about two months, in a 
splendid volume of 600 octavo pages, with frontispiece of an illuminated coat of arms, 
at $5 per copy ; and a chart will be furnished, as lar as copies can be supplied, at aa 
additional cost of 50 cents, or 25 cents each. 

104 OUtuary. [April, 1862. 

Stoddard.— Rev. E. W. Stoddard, of Siickasunna, N. J., and D. "Williams Patterson, 
of Newark Valley, Tiop;a county, N. Y., are both engaged on Stoddard genealogies- 
different Irom those already published — and which may be expected to be issued 
the present spring. 

Haydcn. Rev. Horace Edwin Ilayden, of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, is gathering 

p-enealoL'ical data for a history of the families of 'William Hayden, of Windsor, Conn., 
. 1630, and of John Hayden of Braintree, Mass., 1634. He will be glad of any informa- 
tion from any one of the descendants of these persons, and also of the Nixon and 
Robinson lamilics of Delaware, or Maryland, or New Jersey. 


Hon. William Kelly, one of the earliest members of this Society, died on Sunday 
evening, January 14th, 18*72, at Torbay, in England, where he had gone for the benefit 
of his health. His sister and wife were with him at the time of his death. He was 
an old New York merchant, his firm, composed of himself and brother, being one of 
the lar'i-est and best known of the older business houses ia the city. He is, however, 
more widely known to the agricultural world by his labors in the cause of scientific 
a.o-riculture. Purchasing, a few years since, a magnificent estate on the Hudson, near 
iThinebeclc, he devoted considerable attention to the breeding of cattle ; on his farm 
bcino- some of the very finest cattle in the country. His devotion to agriculture and 
its ktndred ]nirsuits was crowned by the presidency, during several years, of the State 
A"-ricultm'al Society, a body which derived much advantage from his liberality and 
attention. He was elected a Senator for the terra 1856-7, and in 1860 ran on the 
Democralic licket for Governor, in opposition to Mr. Morgan. He did not confine his 
services to the State simply to fostering agriculture, but labored strenuously in promo- 
tin"- education and religion. He was a devoted member of the Baptist Church. 

Hon. Lilly Eaton, one of the corresponding members of this Society, died January 
16, 1872, at his residence in Wakefield, Mass. 

Of the prominent men identified with the history of this, his native town, few have 
been honored so higldy, and none have been chosen more frequently to occupy posi- 
tions of trust and honor. AViien but 23 years of age he was chosen town clerk, to 
which office he continued to be re-elected, with but one or two exceptions, for a period 
of thirty years. For nearly as long he was a member of the various boards of select- 
men, sciiool committees, assessors, &c. Seven years he was chosen to represent the 
town in the House, and twice was he elected to the Senate of the State. For a series 
of years lie had almost a monopoly of the work of drailing deeds, wills, and all kinds 
of ieo-al and intricate business documents. As cashier of the National Bank of South 
ReadTni'- his connection dates from its establishment. 

In literary matters Mr. Eaton evinced great interest and more than an ordinary 
share of ability ; as a poet his talents were of no mean order ; and for many years_ no 
public celebration or ovation of any kind in the town was thought to be complete with- 
out a poem or an oration from him. His poem at the bi-centennial celebration of the 
towns of Reading and South Reading, in 1844, will long remain among the most im- 
portant documents in the archives of their local history. 

He was distinguished most pre-eminently for his intimate knowledge of everything 
pertainino- to the family histoiy of those clescended from the settlers or former resi- 
dents of These towns. "^During the latter years of his lite he had been preparing a 
tory of the towns of Reading and South Reading — the latter now Wakefield — and we 
are glad to learn that the book had been brought to that state where it can be comple- 
ted by another hand. 

Mr. Eaton lived out the period allotted to human life, being seventy years old Jan- 
uary 13, which was the Saturday preceding his death, and which day he celebrated 
with his lamily. J- ^- ^• 

Corrcction.^ln i\).Q " List of Schenectady Freeholders,"' on page 71 of this number, 
the 10th name should read Karel Hansen; ihe 23d, Claas de O'raas ; [and the 31st, 
i^. H. Van dcr Bogaert. 




^mciilogical an^ ^tagrapljtcal "^tm)}. 

YoL. III. ^'^EW YORK, JULY, 1872. Fo. 3. 



One of the Ilesideut Members of the New York Genealogical' and 
Biograph ical Society. 

By BEXJAMii^ W. D WIGHT, OF Clinton, N. Y. 

Hon. William Abel.vrd Reynolds (son of Abelard Repiolds and 
Lydia Strong) was bora at Pittstield, Mass., September 10th, 1810. {a) 

His fatlier removed to Rochesterville, N. Y., now Rochester, in 1813, 
where lie still (18 ?2) resides, venerable and vigorons, act. 8G, with his con- 
sort of like age. He built the first frame house in Rochester, then just be- 
ginning to be redeemed from tiie wilderness, on " The Hundred-Acre 
Tract," now the first ward of the city, and has lived to see the little 
rude hamlet become a great and beautiful city. He established the 
first inn in the place, and was its first postmaster. 

AYilliam A. Reynolds was, when six years of age, made lame for life 
by a fall, so as ever afterwards to use a crutch in walking, but wa& 
excelled by few in bodily activity. He engaged at first in the seed trade, 
since so largely developed by Briggs Brothers & Co., as his successors, 
and became afterwards (1830-8) one of the chief founders of the nur- 
sery business, for which Rochester has since become so famous; Messrs. 
Ellwanger & Barry, its great representatives, having been introduced 
to it as employes at the first, in his service. From 1838 to 1845, he 
was engaged in the management of flouring mills, in Penfield, near 
Rochester. While at Pentield he marrietl," Jan'y 12, 1841, Sophia 
Cynthia Clarke, b. May 17, 1818 (dau. of Willard 13. Clarke, of Utica, 
N. Y., and Laura Maria Shepard). She died Avithout issue, April 2, 
1842, He lived ever afterwards unmarried, which, as he told the writer, 
a short time before his death, he regarded as the great mistake of his 
life. From 18-15 to 1872 he lived at Rochester,"full of industry and 
prosperity, of public spirit and benevolence, beloved by all when living 

(a) For further account of his Pedigree, see " History of the descendants of Elder 
John Strong," by the writer of this article. Albany, N. Y., 1872. 


106 SMch of Hon. William A. Reynolds. [July, 

and mourned 1\y all when dead. He was a member of the common 
council of Rochester for three years (1857-GO) ; President for several 
times of The AtheuiX'um and jNIechanics' Association ; a memlier of the 
recent Constitutional Convention of the State (18G7) ; and at his death, 
as for several 3'ears previously, President pf tlie Rochester Savings 
Bank ; beside having been for a long time the Superintendent of the 
Sunday School of the First Presbyterian Church. 

Pie died January 12, 1872, from the effects of a fall from his carriage, 
■when attending a fair of the Western N. Y. Agricultural Society m 
Kochester, a society which he had been active in forming several years 
ago. It was said by his pastor, at his funeral, that when the news went 
forth that he Avas gone from earth, not a tenement house in tlie city, 
not a cliild in the public schools, not a prisoner in the jail, failed to 
feel the shock of the public loss. He was regarded by his friends and 
neighbors as a prince among men, and was described, at his deatli, as 
the best known man in Rocliester, and known only to be respected and 

He was one of tlie best business men in that city — energetic, Avise, 
patient and methodical in conducting his own aflairs, and those of others 
which Avere entrusted to his care, and equally upright and honorable in 
all his conduct. While being a man of great tenacity of purpose, so that 
he could not be driven, or frightened, or bought back, from pursuing 
any course of action Avhicli he deemed right or Avise, he could easily be 
won to relinquish previous convictions and favorite measures, Avhen per- 
suaded that better courses of thought and effort Avere op.n before him. 
Possessed of abundant pecuniary resourqes, he expended not only 
time and strength, but money also, freely on objects of public interest, 
of hoAvevcr frequent recurrence. The city library, city charities, and 
city improvements generally, found in him at all times a Avarm friend 
and generous helpei'. During the late reijellion he Avas very active in 
securing enlistments, e([ui])ping regiments, and making provision for 
the families of volunteers, in their absence. 

His appreciation of matters of art and taste and personal culture, as 
evinced at his home, and in many public forms and places of its mani- 
festation, Avas indicative of a style of personal aims and attainments, 
quite uncommon among men of mercantile education, or of mere finan- 
cial ideas. 

While rich and refined and lionorcd himself, he Avas a thorcmgli 
Christian democrat in his manners toAvards others, and was as courteous 
and affable to a ncAvsboy, or a bootblack, as to a judge of the city or a 
governor of the State. The mechanic, Avhose clothes, or even face Avere 
begrimed Avith the marks of honest toil, stood at no disadvantage before 
him, in any matter of business or personal kindness, Avhen compared 
Avith any one else standing* by his side, Avho Avas draped in costly array, 
or adorned Avith gold and jcAvels. 

His benevolence Avas of that broad and spontaneous kind that needs 
no long studied appeals for its bestoAval, nor demands any special 
weight of thanks, to rise, like a AvaA'ering balance, to its proper height. 
Strong, full and free in its course, it floAved forth, sometimes seen 
and admired by others, but more often unknoAvn by them, in many 
varied directions, toAvards the objects of his genial sympathetic interest. 
His later years A\'ere devoted, most pleasurably to himself and to all 

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arouucl liim. to the management of liis own large business, and of 
A-arions public trusts, and to his fondly filial care of his venerable 
parents. Ilis office and his home, his conversation and his correspond- 
ence, his business and his social bearing, were all illuminated by the 
bright good cheer of his wiirm, loving heart. Few are the men anywhere 
of such simple tastes and pure motives, and kindly dispositions and 
gentle manners. 

He was also greatly interested in genealogical matters, and cherished 
warmly the memory of his kindred, both dead and living. Devoted 
genealogists, like ardent pliilanthropists, proclaim in their very tastes 
and ettorts, if nothing else, their own unselfishness. The Society, 
whose pages record this brief account of his many excellences, has lost 
in him one of its best members and allies. His aged lather has kindly 
furnished, at the suggestion of the writer, tlie fine likeness of him thac 
accompanies this brief sketch of his life and character. 


By D. Williams Patterson. 

1. NATHANIEL SLOSSON,' (2) was b. about 1006 ; bought nine 
acres of land at Captain's Plain, in Nor walk. Conn., Feb. 24, 1720-21; 
and five acres at Kent, in Nurwalk, March 1, 1T20-21 ; and in each deed 
was described as " of Dcerfield, Mass." * He m. Margaret Belden, b. 
about 1700, dau. of William Belden of Norwalk; and probably began 
his residence in Norwalk directly after buying the land above named ; 
for he Avas called "of Norwalk,"'' Nov. IG, 1721, when Samuel Belden 
gave him a deed of all of said Belden's right in the undivided 
lands in Norwalk, "in consideration of the love and good will which I 
have and do bear toward niy loving cousin, Nathaniel Slawson of said 
Norwalk." The value of "this gifc may be indicated by the fact that 
eighteen days later, to wit, Dec. 4, 1721, he was rated at £115, in th^ 
co"mmonage"^of Norwalk. He next bought, June 11, 1722, two parcels 
of land, one of Ibartec'n and the other of six acres, on the east side of 
the east branch of Pimpewaug lliver, at Pimpewang, in Norwalk. 
August 1-1, 1729, he iunight of his father-in-law. AVilllam Belden, one 
and a half acres of land, adjoining his homestead, in the ]iarish of 
AVilton, in Norwalk, which parish included the districts of Kent and 

He sold several parcels of land, Avith two dwelling-houses, at Pimpe- 
Avaug, in AVilton, for £000, March 31, 1730, yet seems to have continued 
his residence in that neiglil)orhood until 1739. He and his wife, Mar- 
garet, Avere among the members of the church at Wilton, at the ordi- 
nation of Pev. William Gaylord, Feb. 13,1732-3; yet no record of their 
admission appears, nor of the baptism of any of their children, until 
the eleventh, Nathan, March 18, 1739. 

He bought of Ebenezx'r Bishop, of Stamford, Conn., Nov. 1, 173S, 
'•'one right, Part, Share or Allotment in the Township of Kent, lately 
sold by ye goA-ernm«-nt. Avhieh is in said colony of Connecticut, the same 
being "clivided into Fifty Tliree equal Shares or Allotments, of the land 

103 Slosson Genealcgy. [July, 

granted to tlie College ;" for which ho puicl £"240 1 Os., and covenanted that 
he wonld, •' by himself or his agent, within the space of one year and 
fonr months next after the date hereof, enter upon the said premises, 
build and linisli an house thereon, not less than eighteen feet square and 
seven feet stud, and subdue, clear and fence six acres of said land, and 
continue thereon for the space of three successive years, commencing 
after the said one year and four montlis. unless prevented by death or 
inevitable providence.'' Perhaps lie had barg.uned for this share some 
time before the date of the deed, for in tln^ lirst division of lands in Kent, 
in May, 1738, he drew lot No, 21, and tradition says that he settled 
thereon about the first of ]^s^ovemlx^r, IToi), about three miles north- 
eastwardly from Kent village, in the district called Flanders, He was 
chosen constable of Kent, Dec. 4, 1730 ; the town meeting was held at 
his house Sept, 1, 1740; and in 1744, he was a lister, and his own 
estate was valued at £55 10s. They joined the church in Kent, July 
12, 1741, 

March 19, 17G0, he deeded to his wdl-beloved son, Enoch Slosson, of 
Kent, ten acres of the south-east corner of his home farm, next to 
Jabez Rowley's home lot. His wife, Margaret, d, x\p. 14, 1780, in the 
80th year of her age. He d. March 8, 1787, aged 91 years. They were 
buried in the old cemetery, about twenty rods north of the house in 
Avhicli he lived. 

Chil. of Nathaniel' (1) and Margaret (Bclden) Slosson. 

2. I. MARY,- m. Wescott, and settled in AVilton, Conn., and 

after her husband's death, lived with her son in Greenfield, X. Y. 

3 II. PRUDEXCE,-^ m. Kent, Conn., Sep. 25, 1741, THOMAS SKEEL 
of Kent, b. Dec. 27, 1711, son of John, Jr., and Sarah Skeel; see 
Cothren's JJisfori/ of Woodbury, ]x 709. They joined the church in 
Kent, Dec. 5, 1742. Children; all born in Kent: 

1. Sarah,:' b. Qct, 10, \1A-1\ bap. Kent, Dec. 5, ]74'2. 

2. Olive,:' i,. March 17, 1744; biip. March 25, 1744. 

3. David, 3 b. M irch 27, 1740; bap. .June .5, 174ti. 

4. Natiiav,3 h. Sep 22. 1747; hap. Nov. 27, 1748. 
.J. Tii0MAS,3 b. Ap. 80, 1751 ; bap. June 10, 1751. 
f.. Elijam,:' b. Oct. 15, 1753 ; bap. Nov. 15, 1753. 
7. DxMMis,3 b. May 8, 1758. 

4. Ill, ABIGAIL,- m. Kent, Conn., Aug. 11, 1743, JONATHAN SKEEL 
of Kent, b. March 10, 1721, son of John, Jr., and Sarah Skeel ; see 
Cothren's Hif^tory of Woodbury, p. 709. He bought land in New Mil- 
ford, Conn., March 22, 1751 ; and they joined the church in NewMilford, 
Nov. 10, 1754. He d. in New Milfurd, before Nov. 175G; and she re- 
turned to Kent, where she joined the church by letter from New Mil- 
ford, June 4, 1759 ; after which she m. Tracy, of New Preston, 

Conn. ; and d. Jan. 1813, aged 87. She had the following 

children, by her first husband, 

1. WiLUAM,3b. Kent, Marcli 17, 1744; bap. New Milford, Dec. 25, 1754. 

2. Betty,3 b. K., Dec. 15, 1745; bup. N. M., Dec. 25, 1754. 

3. Marv,3 b. K., Oct. 2, 1747; bap. N. M., Dec. 25, 1754. 

• 4. .Jonathan,:' b. K., Nov. 5, 1749; bap. jS". M., Dec. 25, 1754. 

5. Miriam,:' \^^^_ j^r jj^ y)qc. 25, 1754. 
0. EuNicK.3 bap. N. M., Dec. 25, 1754. 

7. JoAii'' (twin), bap. 2s". M., Aug. 31, 1755. 

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8. Abigail- (twin), bap. ^'. M., Aug. 31, 17-55; m. ASAPH WHITTLESEY, b. 
4^„^^^— — ^^»»rt)iiio-ton, Conn., May 12, 1753, son of Eliphalet and Dorothj' (Kellogg) 
fV-*. Whittlesev. He was killed in the battle of Wyoming, July 3, 1778. She 

jTi. (2d) -^—SPARKS ; and after his death, she m. (3d) IJICHARDS. 

Shed. Owego, N. Y.,July 29, 1817, aged G2 years. Children, by tirst husband: 

1. Anna,'^ h. Oct. 9, 1775 ; m. June 3, 1790, Joel Camp, of New Preston, Conn. 

2. Ahiqail,* b. Kinu,-ston. Penn., Ap. 3i), 1777; m. June 27. 1801, William 

Camp, b. New Milf'ord, Conn., Sept. 1, 1777, sou of Nathan and Estiier 
( ) Camp, and settled in Owego, N. Y. lie was killed 

May 3, 1826, by the explosion of the boiler of the steamboat Susquehanna, 
while trying to ascend the Nescopeck Falls, in the Susquehanna River, 
opposite Berwick, Penn. She m. (2d) July 10, 1838, lion. Stephen Strong, 
of Owego. She d. Oct. 29, 1858; he d. Ap. 5, 18GU. She had, by her 
first husband, the following children : 

1. Eliza Minerva,5 b. Oct. 15, 1802. 

2. Henry William,^ b. Feb. 11, 1805. 

3. Juliette Maria,^ b. Ap. 8, 1807. 

4. Abigail Whittlesey,^ b. Oct. 15, 1808. 

5. Susan Laura Ann> b. Sept. 8, 1810. 

6. Charlotte Caroline,-' b. June 27, 1814; d. Ap. 24, 1819. ■ 

7. George Sidney,-^ b. Sept. 5, 1816. 

8. Frances Augusta, ^ b. Dec. 9, 1817. 

9. Charlotte Caroline,'^ b. Dec. 5, 1820. 

3. Laura,*]:). 1778; ni (then of Washington, Conn.), Ap. 17, 1804, 

ESOS CAMP, Jr., of New Milford, bap. N. M.'May 7, 1780, sou of Euos 
Camp, Jr. Children : 

1. Samuel Orlando,- b. New Milford. May 6, 1806. 

2. Eunice Emeline,Mi. N. M., Oct. 2, 1808. 

3. Rebecca Ann,^ b. N. M., Feb. 26, 1811. 

4. Enos Ralph.3 b. N. M., Nov. 28, 1812. 
Child, by second husband : 

4. Betxey,* (Sparks.) 
Children, by third husband : 

5. Asaph* (Richards), b. 

6. Clarinda* (Richards), b. Dec. 25, 1784 ; m. Sept. 30, 18 11, Asaph Whittlesej', 

b. Fob. 8, 1782, son of Eliphalet and Comfort (Waller) Whittlesey. They 
settled in Galen (Clyde village), AVayne Co., N. Y.. where he d. Oct. 1, 
1821 ; had six children. See'U7urt/<.^*/ Memorial, Eliphalet branch, Nos. 
58 and 175-180. 

5. lY. SUSANXAr m. Kent. Conn., Dec. 5, 1753, John Hamilton; 
she joined the church in Kent, July 1, 17G2. Children : 

1. John,-' d. in Richford, N. Y. 

2. Bktty,:' bap. in Kent, Aug. 29, 1762. 

3. Lojs,-' bap. in Kent. Aug."29, 1762. 

4. Eliakim,-' bap. in Kent, Aug. 29, 1762; d. in Richford, N. Y. 

5. BEN.iAMix,-'bap. in Kent, Aug. 29, 1762. 

6. Setii,-* m. Abigail Williams, of Stockbridge, Mass. 

G. \. DANIEL = (14), m. Kent, Aug. 23, 1748, Eunice Lasell ; 
she d. about a year after marriag.^, .*. p. ; and he m. (2d), Keziah Ben- 
ton, Avho joined church in Kent, Dec. 17G2. He built the " Ca.swell 
house," in" Kent, and from there moved to Eichmond, Mass., where he 
joined the cliurch, in October, 1785. He d. Beb. — , 1805. 

7. VI. JOHN- (21), m. Dec. 27, 1759 (Kent town rec. erroneously 
savs 17G0), Hannah Spencer, b. Sut!ield, Conn., Aug. 2G, 1741, dan. of 
William and Hannah (Copeley) Spencer. (See Goodwin's Genealogical 
Notes, p. olG.) It is said that they settled in Scipio, N. Y. 

8. YII. ENOCH- (24), b. Norwalk, now Wilton. Conn., Aug. 13, 
1733; m. Kent, Aug. !J, 1757, Sarah St. John; she joined the church 

110 Slosson Genealogy. [July, 

in Kent, Jnne 4, 1759, from Sharon. He joined the church in Kent, 
March 29, 17G1. They moved to Stoekbridge, Mass., where they 
joined the church, Nov. ?, 1762, by letter from the church in Kent. 
His ear-mark, for cattle, was recorded in Stockljridge, in March, 17G8, 
"a halfpenny in upper side of both ears" ; and he was chosen con- 
stable in 17 09. 

The churcli book of Stoekbridge has the iollowing records: "At a 
meeting of the church, Aug 17, 178G, on a complaint exhibited against 
Enoch Slosson, a member of the church, for charging Capt. Whit- 
tlesey Avith partiality, m giving his evidence under oath, and that he 
had sworn to that which he (Slosson) had never said or thought.'" 

'"Voted, that it appears to the brethren of this church, that Mr. 
Slosson has bi'oken Christian rule in making the charge against Capt. 
Whittlesey, which is contained in the complaint."' 

" At a meeting of the church, 21st Dec, 178S"" : — 

"■' Voted, that whereas Mr. Slosson refuses to make the satisfaction 
which the laws of Clirist require for the oftVnses of which he has been 
guilty ; he be solemnly admonished by the pastor and brethren of the 
chiirch, to repent of these his sins. The admonition was accord- 
ingly immediately given him by the pastor and brethren." 

in February, 1703, they left Stoekbridge, for Brown's Settlement, on 
the Boston Purchase, with a portion of their children, in com}niny 
with their son Ezbon, and his family. They reached their destination 
on the fourth day of March, and began their settlement in a bark- 
covered shanty, on the bank of the creek, near where Sturtevant's grist- 
mill stands, in the village of Newark Valley, Tioga County, N. Y. 
This was the first house built on the site of the village ; and the wives 
of Enoch and Ezbon Slosson, were the first women who dwelt within 
the limits of the town ; and they did iiot see another woman from the 
time they came into the place, till the next September. 

On the 17th of November, 1803, more than ten years after they set- 
tled in the wilderness, the first church in Tioga (afterward, the first 
church in Berkshire, and now the first churcli in Newark Valley), 
v\-as formed. Mrs. Slosson, having been granted a letter of dismission 
from the church in Stoekbridge, Oct. 2, 1803, was admitted to this 
new church, on Sunday after its organization, Nov. 20, 1803 ; she 
being the first one admitted. Mr. Slosson could not join with her, as 
he was still under censure of the Stoekbridge church, and so re- 
mained until Capt. AVhittlesey, on his death-bed. acknowledged the 
wrong which he had done to Slosson ; asking pardon of him and of 
the churcli ; on which the church sent to Slosson a letter of dismis- 
sion, on which he joined the church in Berkshire, July 2, 1820. His 
troubles so wore upon him, that, at times, during the last years of his 
life, he was subject to mental derangement. His first log house (the 
bark-roofed shanty belonged to his son) stood where Dr. C. K. Heaton 
now lives. She d. MarcU 10, 1819, in 81st year. He d. Feb. 21, 1827, 
in the Oltli year of his age. They were buried in the old burial ground 
in Berkshire, N. Y. 

9. VIII. ELIJAH- (33), b. Norwalk, recorded in Kent, Conn., May 
10, 1735 ; enlisted in Ca})t. Ik-njamin liuggles's company, Ap. G, 175G, 
and served fifteen weeks and six days. He m. Sharon, Conn., June 9, 
1757, Eleanor Gay, b. Litchfield, Conn., Ap. 17, 1738, dan. of John 

1872.] Slosson Genealogy. Ill 

and Lydia (Colver) Gay. Her marriage record calls her name Eleanor; 
her father's family record, " Eleany," and the Stockbridge church re- 
cord '-Elona.'' They settled at Sharon, thence moved to Stockbiidge, 
Mass., where they joined the church, Feb. -i. 1T70, by letter from the 
church at Sharon. She afterward joined the Shakers, at New Le- 
banon, N. Y., and it is said that she gave her husband no peace, until 
he and his cliildren had also joined them. 

10. IX. ELEAZEU- (37)' b. Xorwalk. recorded in Kent, May 2, 
i;37; lived in Salem, Westchester, Co., N. Y., Oct. 12, 1TC2, ^yhen he 
made his tirst purchase in Canaan Parish, in Xorwalk ; and in Nor- 
walk, at the date of his next purchase, Jan. 5, 1T03. It is said tlnit 
" he moved to Grand Isle, Vt." 

11. X. NATHA^^- (39), b. Norwalk, recorded in Kent, Jan. 30, 
1738-9; bap. Wilton, March 18, 1739; m. Oct. 13, 1708, Elizabeth 
Ilubbell, 1). Strattield, C!onn., Feb. — 1747, dau. of Jehiel and Eliza- 
beth (Sackett) Hubbell, and g. dau. of Eev. Richard Sackett, pastor of 
the second church of Greenwich, Conn. He served in the war of the 
Revolution ; was "a Sergeant Major in the cavalry," and was detailed 
to the commissary deparltment. He was at the capture of Burgoyne. 
He joined tlie churcli in Kent, June — , 1807. He settled on the 
homestead of his father, in Kent, and tliere d. Oct. o, 1821, aged 
nearly 83 years. She joined cluirch in Kent, March 29, 1807, and d. 
Jan. 16, 1829. aged 81 vears 11 mouths. 

12. XL SAEAH,'^ b.'Kent, Conn., March 2-1, 1741 ; bap. Kent, May 
10, 1741 ; m. Amos Chappel of Sharon, Conn. Her third daughter 
m. Allen Metcalf, lived in Lenox, Mass., and afterward in Putnam, 
Ohio. For an account of her descendants, see Chancellor Walworth's 
IIf/(h Gcncalogi/, pp. 349-50. Another daughter m. a Guthrie, set- 
tled in Marietta, Ohio ; thence moved to Kentucky, and was the 
mother of Hon. James* Guthrie, Secretary of the Treasury, under 
President Pierce. A son James^ Chappel, lived near Cazenovia, N. Y. 

13. XI[. BETTY,- bap. Kent, Oct. 28, 1744; d. aged two years. 

Chil. of Daniel- (6) and Keziah (Benton) Slosson. 

14. L EUX^ICF,^ bap. Kent, Conn., Dec. — , 17G2 ; she suffered 
mental deransrement, and died unm. 

15. IL JEHIEL^' (49), b. Kent, Conn.. Xov. 4, 1758; m. Rebecca 
Dudley, b. Roxbury, Conn., dau. of X'athan and Rebecca (Stone) 
Dudley. They settled at Greenfield, now Greenville, Greene Co., 
N. Y., where he d. Jan. 22, 1807, aged 48 years. She d. Union, 
Broome Co., X". Y., May 29, 1827, and was buried near Nanticoke 
Springs. May 31. 

I6.IIL AXNA,3 b. Kent, Dec 13, 17G1; bap. Kent. Dec. — , 
1762; m. Ap. 6, 1785, AARON DELANO, b. Tolland, Conn.,Xov. 13 (ac- 
cording to Waldo's Historij of Tolland, while family record says 12), 
1756, son of Sylvanus and Elizabeth (Abbott) Delano. He d. at 
Kent, Conn., Ap. 23, 1823. She joined church Kent, Dec 6, 1807, 
and d. at Maine, Broome Co., X. Y, Aug. 2, 1851, aged nearly 90 
years. He served throughout the Revolutionary War. His aunt, 
Susanna Delano, m. Capt. Xoah Grant, the great grandfather of 
President U. S. Grant. Children : all b. in Kent, all but the second, 
bap. in Kent, 1807. 

1, A.\.\is,'b. Ap. 24, 1786; m. Whipple; cL 'Sox. 3, 1815, 

112 Slosso7i Genealogy. [July, 

2. Elizabeth,' b. Aiij^. 4, 118^ ; m. Stephen Tlionias. 

3. Moses,-" b. Oct. 6, 1788; m. his cousin Anna' (54) Slosson. 

4. noRACE,^ b. July 30, 1*790; m. Liiura Wilson; settled in Cornwall, Conn., 

thence moved to Groton, N. Y. ; had a son, Frederick', a lawyer, of 
Rochester, N. Y. 

5. CiiLOE', b. March 4, 1*792; m. Sept. 27, 1812, HENRY MAREAN, b. 

Canaan, Columbia Co.. N. Y., Nov. 21, 1777, son of Thomas and Esther 
(Patterson) Marean. They settled in the north part of Union, now 
Maine, Broome Co., N. Y., where he d. May 12, 1855. She d. Maine, 
N. Y., July 23, 1858. As she was second cousin of Jesse Root Grant, 
her ('hildren are third cousins of President U. S. Giant. Children: 

1. Francis Henry ■> h. Union, N. Y., Oct. 9, 1813; m. Feb. 14. 1836, Sarah 

Mooers, b.' Hancock, N. Y., March 5, 1819, dau. of Michaiah 
and Lucy (Kittredge) Jlooers. He resides in Maine, Broome Co., 
N. Y., is a trader and postmaster, but has not yet been referred to 
as an example of the tender care which the President takes of all 
of his kindred. Childi-en : 
- 1. Lucv,«b. Ap. 24, 1838; m. Henry II. Dayton. 

2. IIeirry,sb. March 14, 1842. 

3. Ellen,'' b. Feb. 11, 1846; d. Feb. 25, 1846. 

4. Marcus Marcellu^.e b. July 22, 1847. 

5. Arthur "Edward,'' b. March 17, 1854. 

6. Minnie Ida,*' b. Sept. 7, 1856. 

2. C/if>sto-,' b. Ap. 3, 1815; m Arvilla Taylor. 

3. Annis,'' b. Jan. 5, 1817; m. Wm. Jackson Flint. 

4. Esther,^ h. Oct. 22, 1818. 

5. EincUne Cliloe,^ b. Mav 15, 1821; m. Feb. 13, 1840, Amos Clark, of Maine, 

N. Y,; he d. March 3, 184o, and she m. (2d) Dec. 24, 1840, Jed 

6. Louisa Janc,^ b. .\pril 16, 1825 ; ni. Otis Fuller. 

7. Marvin Claris' b. June 8, 1827; m. Olive A. Howard. 

8. Thoma.'^,^ b. Feb. 26, 1833. 

6. SvLVANus,' b. Sept. 17, 1793; m. Semantha "\Villou<::hby, and settled in 

Groton, N. Y. 
v. Keziah,-' b. July 19, 1797; ra. Franklin Willougliby ; lived and died in 
Groton, N. Y. 

8. Daniel Slossox,^ b. Ap. 23, 1800; ni. Janet Wilson, a sister of Horace 

Delano's wife ; settled in C'ornwidl. Conn., thence moved to (iroton, N. Y. 
His son, Horace F. De Lano\ g-iad. U. S. Mil. Acad., West Point, July 
1, 1849; second Lieut. 2d Dragoons, Jan. 13, 1850; d. Ft. Bliss, Te.\as, 
May 28, 1854, aged 28. 

9. Sar.ui Ann,"" b. Ap. 10, 1802; m. as a second wife Franklin Willoughby, 

whose first wife was her sister, Keziah ; settled in Groton, X. Y. 

17. IV. NATHANIEL « (57), b. Kent, Ap. — 17G4; bap. Kent,. 
Jan. — , 1765; m. Eunice Sissni. She d., and he m. (2d) Oct. — , 
1805, ]\Irs. Ehoda (Jiidd) Willoughby, b. Jan. 11), 1775, dau. of 
Ozias and Sarah (Wilson) Judd, and the divorced wife of Dr. Westal 
Willouffhbv. {a) He d. Union, N. Y., Ang. 29, 1822 ; she d. Maine, N. 
Y., Aug. 15, 1857. 

18. V. SARAH,-' bap. Kent, Nov. — , 17GG; m. DANIEL RICHARDS. 
Children : 

1. Aarom.-* 

2. Jeiiiel.*" 

3. Daniel.^ 

4. Sally,'' ra. Isaiah Holmes; .she m. (2d) Ebenczer Bement, of A^ictor, X. Y. 

5. Elvira,'' m. Dewey. 

6. Trl'man.* 

19. VI. JOSEPH^ (67), bap. Kent, Dec.—, 1770; m. Marana 

(«) Tradition says that Dr. Willoughby was innocent of tha charge brought against 
him, and that the witness, on whose testimony the divorce was obtained, confessed on 
her death-bed that she hud falsel}- accused him. 

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Hatch ; settled, in Kiclimoncl, ]\rass., where his wife died; and he m. 
(2d) Nov. 21, 1811, Kebecca Pahiier, of Stockbridge. She liad no 

30. VII. CIILOE,^ b. ; m. Jeffreys; lived in Richfield, 

N. Y., and in Porter, jST. Y. 

Chil. of John- (7) and Hannah (Spencer) Slosson. 

21. I. ALLEDINE/' b. Kent, Conn., Oct. 16, 17G0 ; m. a Mr. Stone. 

22. II. ,^ a son, of whom tradition says that he was a 

distinijnished lawver of Buffalo, N. Y, 

2:3. II [. HANNAH;* b. Oct. 10, 17GG ; m. ELIJAH DEWEY, b. 
Lenox, Mass. Jan. 18, 17G2, son of Israel and jNIary (Pixley) Dewey. 
Thev settled at Lisle, N. Y., where he d. Oct. 15, 1840; shed. Sept. 
29, 1854. Children : 

1. Laura,-" b. June 3(i, ITS'?; ra. Lisle, N. Y., Sept. 11, 1811. Alanson Dean, b. 

Dec. 28, 1788, son of Mial and iSaaah (.Stafford) Dean. Thej- d. Newark 
Valley, N. Y.; he, Feb. 8, 1851 ; she, Aug. 23. 186(5, ,s\ />. 

2. Harvey,^ b. Jan. 1, 1789; m. Nov, 7, 1810, Betsey Maria Harrison, b. July 

11, 1797, dan. of Roswell and EUzabetli (Guernsey) Harrison; residence, 
Jamestown, N. Y.; cliildren : 

1. Eliza Maria,^ b. Lisle, N. Y., Au"-. 27, 1817. 

2. iJ'irwhi Ilurvct/,'^ b. Forestville. N. Y., Mareli 3, 1820. 

8. Wc'i/f/u/ Jane',' b. "Ap. 2'>, 1823; ni. July 20, 18-16. Rev. Benjamin 
"Woodbridj^e Dwight, Ph. D., b. New Haven, Conn., Ap. 5, 1816; Mem- 
ber of the New York Genealogical and Biographical iSociety, and 
author of the Stronr; O'lnealorfij, which see pp. 3t)'.)-72 for a full account 
of the descendants of Elijah and Hannah (Slosson) Dewey. She d. 
Clinton, N. Y., Aug. 23, 1SG4, leaving 4 children. 

4. Eilson,-' b. Dec. 15, 1825, d. Aug. 30, 1833. 

3. Hariuet,' b. Nov, 11, 1791 ; m. Feb. 12, 1824, Nathaniel Gray, of Silver Creek, 

N. Y. 

4. Alanson',-* b. Nov. 20, 1793 ; m. March 22, 1826, Susan Stoddard, of Lisle, N. Y.; 

he d. Ap. 22, 1855. 

5. CLARA,-'b. Jan. 16, 1798; d. Ap. 14, 1806. 

6. SKni,Jb. June 9, 1802; m. March 23, 1825, Mary Kellogg Stoddard; he d. 

Feb. 10, 1849. 
1. Elllui,-" b. Oct. 13, 1805; m. Aug. — , 1830, Sophia Smith; he d. March 6, 

Chil of Enoclr^ (8) and Sarah (St. John) Slosson. 

24. L MABEL,^ b. Kent, Conn., Oct. 5, 1758; came to Newark Val- 
ley in 1794; m. Abram Johnson, from Cheshire, Mass., and had two 
chihlren: Lyman' and Lucinda.'* 

25. IL LUCINDA,^ b. Kent, Jan. 8, 1761 ; bap. Kent, Feb. 22, 17G1 ; 
m. Stockbridge, Mass., Nov. 2G, 1778, ABIJAH WILLIA3IS, soil of 

Johna and (Clark) Williams. She d. Stockbridge, in the snm- 

mer of 1782, about six months after the birth of her only child : 

1. Enoch Slossox,^ b. Stockbridge, Dec. 13, 1781; bap. July 4, 1784; was brought 
up b_v his granilfalher Slosson, and came witli him to Newark Yalley in 
Feb. 1793. He d. Sept. 5, 1855. He had two wives and eleven cliildren. 

26. IIL SARAH,^ b. stockbridge, Mass., March 4, 1764; bap. Ap. 
22. 17G4; m. Ap. 4. 1782, William Holley; she d. .s. j). about 1783. 

27. IV. ELECTA,3 b. St., Sept. 7, 17GG ; died young. 

28. V. EZBON^ (68). b. St., Jan. 28, 1769; bap. Feb. 5, 1769; m. 
Ang._26, 1790, Electa Williams, b. Stockbridge, Sept. 20, 1772, dan. of 
Azariah and Beulali (Brown) AYilliams. They came to the Boston 
Purchase, March 4, 1793 ; settled first in a bark-covered shanty, the 

Hi Slosson Geneahgy. [July, 

roof of which slid off one night dnring a heavy rain, leaving tliem ex- 
posed to the "weather. He then hnilt a log-honse on the spot now occu- 
pied by the conference-room of the Congregational Church, in Newark 
Valley, N. Y. He was a farmer, tavern-keeper, distiller and trader ; 
was tile first postmaster of XeAvark Valley, and hnilt the first framed 
house in the village of Newark Valley, which is yet standing as part of 
Edwin B. Lincoliv's Hotel. He d. June 2, 1838. She d. Feb. 12, 1853 ; 
both buried in Hope Cemeterv, Newark Valley. 

20. VI. ELECTA,^' b. St., March 3, 1772; bap. Mav 10. 1772; came 
to Newark Valley in 1794; m. Dec. 9, 1799, ELiSHA WILSON, b. Stock- 
bridge, Aug. 13, 17G7, son of Elijah and Mary (Cnrtis) Wilson. At the 
time of their marriage he had been a housekeeper, without a wife, for 
nearly nine years, having been one of the first settlers within the limits 
of the present town of Newark Valley, Ap. 1, 1791. They spent their 
lives on the farm where he first began. He d. Nov. 11, 1857, aged 90 
years. 2 months and 29 days. She'd. Nov. 19, 1862, aged 90 years, 7 
months and 16 days. Children: 

1. Elij.ui,^ b. Oct. 11, 1800. 

2. Mauy,^ h. 17, 1802; d. Ap. 29, 1819. 
8. SisAv M.RiA,^ b. July 16, 1807. 

4. ClIAULES FRE!>EniCK,->" b. St'pt 10, 1810. 

30. Vn. JERUSHA,^ b. St., date not found; bap. Jan. 1, 1775; m. 
SAMUEL BALL, b. St., Nov. 13, 1777, son of Josiah and Esther (Ward) 
Ball. They settled in Lawrenceville, Tioga county, Penn., where she 
d. Feb. 5, 1870, aged 96 years. He d. Knoxville, Pemi., date not ascer- 
tained. Children : 

1. Frkderick,^ killed himself when mentally deranged. 

2. Naxcy.4 

3. LODEMA.'' 

4. Adicline,-' b. Berkshire, Ap. 1, 1811 ; m. Clnrk' (77) Slosson. 

5. CyxTHiA,^ ni. Ezbon' (SO) .Slosson. 

31. Vnr. KFTH.M). St., Aug. 24, 1777; bap. Sep. 28, 1777; m. 
-, 1797, JOEL FARNHAM, b.Man. 3, 1774. son of Benjamin Farn- 

liam. They settled at Owego, N. Y., where he d. Aug. 15, 1858 ; she 
d. Aug.30, 18G2. Children: 

1. Sylvester,^ b. An',^ 8, 1708 ; m. .Tan. .30, 1821, Patience Wood. 

2. FiDEi.iA,^ b. March 13, ISOO; ni. March 16, 1826, S^tephcn P. Junes. 
8. An.\ Maria,-< b. Julv ). 18(12. 

4. JoEL,^ b. May 24, 1804 ; d. Nichols, X. Y., Ap. 8, 18G7, aged 63. 

5. Charles,' b.'Ap. S, 1807; m. Emeline Williams. 

6. Caroline,-' b. Dee. 20, 1808. 

7. George,'' b. Nov. 29, 1810; d. Oct. 10, 1819. 

8. Sarui,4 b. Ap. 7, 1813. 

9. Enoch,-' b. Oct. 14. 1815; d. Ap. 4, 1830. 
10. Frederick.-" b. Feb. 26, 1818. 

32. IX. ENOS^* (73), b. St., May 24, 1780; bap. St., June 18, 1780; 
left Stockbridge, with his father, in 1793; m. Tioga, now Berkshire, 
N. Y., Aug. 8,^1803, Rebecca Culver, b. Towanda, Penn., Jan. 1, 1784; 
he was a trader in Berkshire, now Newark Valley, and in 1816, settled 
in Lawrenceville, Tioga Co., Penn., where he built a large tavern which, 
in connection w^ith a store, he kept till his death, Sept. 8, 1819. His 
widow m. (2d) an Irishman named McDougall, and died in Law- 
renceville, Oct. 17, 1866, of paralysis. 

1872.] Slosson Gcnealogi/. 115 

Chil. of Elijulr- (9) and Eleanor (Gay) Slosson. 

33. I. DAVID,^' joined the Shakers at New Lebanon, N. Y. 

34. 11. JOXATilAN/ joined the Shakers at N"ew Lebanon. 

35. Iir. STEPHEN,^' bap. Stockbridg-e, Mass., Feb. 4, ITGO ; joined 
the Shakers at Xew Lebanon. 

3f;. IV. Betty,»bap. St., June 12, 1TT4; joined the Shakers. 
Two of these sons used to travel with Shaker garden seeds, and as 
long as their uncle Enoch Slosson lived, they visited him each year. 
Chik (Z») of Eieazer- (10) and ( ) Slosson. 

37. L A DAUGHTER.^ m. Smith. 

38. II. ELIPHxVLET,-' bought one-half of his ftuther's homestead, 
in Canaan parish, in Xorwalk. He lived in Poundridge, N. Y., Fcl). 
4, 1785, when he and his Avife, Elizabeth, sold land in Xorwalk, that 
came to them from her father, Anthony J5ears, of Xorwalk. 

Chik of Nathan- (11) and Elizabeth (Ilubbell) Slosson. 

39. L BARZILLAI^ (81), b. Kent, Conn., Dec. 27, 1769; grad. 
Yale Coll., 1791 ; as he entered College in the Senior year, he did not 
shine in the College honors, but availed himself of the right to become 
a candidate for the honors of Dean Scholar, and obtained the first 
premium for excellence in Greek and Latin. He taught for a short 
time in the Sharon Academy; then studied law with Gov. John Cot- 
ton Smith, of Sharon ; was admitted to the bar in Fairfield Co., Conn., 
April 17, 1794. Between Oct., 1797, and Oct., 1812, he rep- 
resented Kent in the Conn. Legislature, at fifteen sessions, lie 
m. Kent, tl^«t*^ 1, 1795, Mary Hatch, b. Warren, Conn., Oct. 25, 1772, 

'dan. of Nathaniel and Mary \Cass) Hatch. He d. Kent, Jan. 20, 1813, 
aged 43 years. She d. Kent, Feb. 13, 1831, aged 58 years. A pleasant 
sketch of his life, from which some of these facts have been taken, Avas 
published in 18G0, in Sketches of the Early Liijhts of the Litchfield 
Bar, by Hon. David S. Boardmau. 

40. il. NATHAX,3 b. Kent, family record says Nov. 19, toAvn record 
says Nov. 23, 1771 ; bap. Kent, Ap. 12, 1807 ; joined church, June — , 
1807; was a farmer, settled on his father's homestead ; represented the 
town in Conn. Legislature, in 1821 ; was Justice of the Peace several 
years, including 1825 and 1827; and d. of debility, Aug. 14, 1845, in 
74tli vear ; num. 

41.'IIL JOHN,=' b. Kent, Nov. 18, 1773 ; was a lawyer of Ridgefield, 
afterward of New Milford, Conn. ; was bap. Kent, Ap. 12, 1807, and d. 
Ap. 15. Ib07, of consumption, in 34th vear ; unm. 

42. IV. ABIGAIL,-^ b. Kent, Jan. '3, 1776; d., town record says, 
Feb. 13, grave-stone says Jan. 17, 1778. 

43. V. WILLIAM,^^ (83) b. Kent, May 25, 1779; received, in 
1803, from Union College, the honorary degree of A. M. ; was a dis- 
tinguished kiAvver of New York ; m. Feb. — , 1806, Mrs. Catherine Alice 
(Schenck) Beftn, of N. Y. She d. N. Y., Dec. 30, 1822, aged 42; 
he d. at iVugusta, Ga., Ap. 21, 1832, of consumption, in 53d year. 

(6) STEPHEN" SLOSSOX, who lived iu Poundridge, X. Y., Aug. 21, lYSY ; when he 
sold land in the parish of Canaan, in NorwalU, may have been a son of Eleazer. 

EBEXEZl'JR SLOSSON", who lived in Salem,' N. Y., and bought land in Norwalk, 
Xov. 3, 1773, was probably too old to be a son of Eleazer, and he may not have be- 
longed to this family. 

116 Heraldry of Sf. Poid's Chapel. [July, 

44. VI. ABIGAIIV b. Kent, Sept. 2G, 1781; ba]). Kent, Ap. 12, 
1807; joined the church, Nov. 1812; and died of debility, Dec. 10, 
1855, a2;ed 74 years. 

45. VII. ELIZABETH,^ b. Kent, May 30, 1784; bap. Kent, Ap. 12, 
1807; joined the church June, 1807, m. Oct. 17, 1809, LEWIS 
SFOOXEil, a farmer of Kent. She died of consumption, July 10, 1827, 
aged 43 years. Children : 

1. CoiixEUA ScifuxcK.-' b Sept. 24,1810; m. Dec. 18, 1839, William N. Reid ; 

resides Brooklyn, N. Y. 

2. Lewis.' b. Ap. ;fO, 1814; ni. Feb. 13, 1840, Editlia Hatch. 

3. J.\NE EnzAHETii,^ b. June 1, ISIG; d. June 14, 18'-!8. 

4. Marv Rebecca,-' b. Auu^. 20, 1818; in. Xov. a, 1838, Chauncey Smith; and d. 

in Wisconsin Feb, 14, 1858. 

46. VIII. IIANNAE,' b. Kent, July 25, 1786; bap. Kent, Ap. 12, 
1807; joined the church in Kent, May 2, 184 T ; resides, 1872, on the 
homestead of her father and grandfather; num. As she was born 
when her grainl father was ninety years old, their two lives cover a 
continuous i)eriod of one hundred and seventy-six years, and she is yet 
hale and erect, with a fair ])rospect of being the longest lived of this 
long-lived family. Many thanks are due to her for information Mhich 
was not on rect)rd. 

47. IX. EZBOX,^ b. Kent, Aug. 25, 1789; went to :N'ew York when 
fifteen years old; was a lawyer: and d. Oct. 27, 1828, aged 39 years. 

48. X. MARYv' b. Kent, Ap. 14, 1793 ; bap. Kent, Ap. 12, 1807 ; 
joined the church Jan, — , 1821 ; d. Oct. 10, 1838, of consumption, aged 
45 years. 

{To he ccnifinued.) 


By the Rev. Beverley R. Betts, A.M. 


The first tahlet on the south wall of the chancel of St. Paul's 
Chapel is— To the Memory of AX^THONY VAN UAM, Esq., which, 
as it is accompanied by no arms, is not strictly within the scope of 
these papers. 

The next monument is that of Mrs. Fi-anklin. 

Beneath the Altar of this Church are deposited the remains of 

Mrs. Emzabeth, wife of his Excellency 

William Fuanklin, Esq., late tjovernor under His 

Britannick Majesty, of tiie Province of New Jersey. 

Comi)elled, by the aihei'se Circumstances of the Times, to 

part from the Husband she loved, and at length deprived 

of the soothing Hope of his speedy Return, 

She sunk under accumulated distresses and departed this 

Life on the 2Sth daj- of July, 1778, in the I'.ith Year other Age. 

SiNCEnirv and Sen'sibilitv, 

Politeness and Afeaisilitv, 

Godliness and Cuauitv 


With SEySE retin'd and PERSOX e]egnnt in her UXITED ! 

From a grateful remembrance other affectionate Tenderness, and constant performance 

of all the duties of a Good Wife, 

This monument is erected in the Year 1787, 

' By Him who knows htr worth and still laments ]ier Loss. 

1872.] Heraldry of St. PauVs Chapel 117 

A very creditable acknowledgment, seeing that he had tive years 
before, in 178--2, consoled himselt with a second wife. The lady how- 
ever, seems to have merited even these high praises. Mr. Whitehead 
says that " recollections are or were cherished of her by aged pi-rsons 
wdio knew her, as of an exceedingly amiable woman, possessing many 
virtues and of very engaging manners." Her name was Elizabeth 
Downs, and she is said to have been a AVest Indian. 

The Arms are in colors and are Franklin impaling Downs. 1. 
Argent on a lend between tuw lions' heads erased gules a dolphin be- 
tween as mani] martlets or. 2. Argent thres palets wavy gidcs. There 
is neither crest nor motto. 

In the blason given by Mr. Sparks, the bend is engrailed. This, 
however, is a mistake. Mr. Sparks has given the Arms of Franklyn 
of York. Dr. Franklin's family, according to the pedigree in Mr. 
Sparks' book, canie from Ecton. ni Xortb.ampton shire. 

The history of Governor Franklin is exceedingly accessil)le. The 
following is apportion of the bil)liography : 

W. A. Whitehead's Biographical Sketch of Governor Franklin in the 
Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society for 18-48, p. 1^1; 
Gordon's History of New Jersey, p. 193 ; Sabine's Loyalists ; Cnrwen's 
Journal and Letters, third edition, New York, 1845, p. 552; Duer's 
Life of Stirling, pp. 07-70, gives two curious letters from Philip 
Livingston and John Penn. Sparks' Life and Letters of Dr. Franklin, 
vol. 1, pp. 90, 539. The Annual Register for 1813, p. 123. 

The last inscription on the south wall of the chancel and the 
nearest to the nave is in Latin. 

Sub hoc Marmore positae sunt Exuviae 

Elkonorae, uxoris Sigismu.ndi IIigget 

de Novo ]i;boraceiisi Arniigeri, 

K"atae Lini'olniensi urbis Mao-nae Britanniae, 

Cujus si iiidi'tcs^am in Di-uni pietatem, 

Immotani in aniic(js tideni, 

Amorein ad ]Marituin illibatuni, 

Si in aeqnales coniitatem 

in egi'uos liberalitatem, 

in omncri spcctes bcnevoltMitiam, 

vix aetas iiace parem habuit, 

Superiorem nulla. 

Obiit III Men. Decern. MDCCXCV Aetatis L.VII. 

The Akms, which are in colors, are. Argent, a chevron gules, on a 
chief azure two jleurs de lis of the first. Crest, tivo wings expanded 
and pointing otciwards gules. Motto. Deiie agendo et cavendo. 

This should be a distinguished person ; yet we regret to say that the 
infoi-mation Avhich has been derived from an elaborate course of 
inrpiiry can be put only, so to speak, in the form of a series of negations. 
The arms are not those given by Burke ; and the motto is an incom- 
prehensible piece of Latinity. There is no record in the registers of 
Trinity Church of the marriage of Sigismund Hugget, nor of the 
burial of his wife. The very name is unknown to the clergy. Whether 
or not this gentleman were connected with Benjamin Hugget, who 
lived during the revolutionary war at the corner of Nassau and Fair 
(now Fulton) streets, in NeAV York, who signed an address to Lord 
Howe, in 1770, and Avho was thereupon denounced as a "terrible 
Tore," and subjected to the polite attentions of the Committee to detect 

118 Ucraldnj of St. PauVs Chapel. [July, 

Conspiracies, we cannot say. Kor have we been alile to learn more of 
the descendar.ts than of the progenitors of Mr. Hngget. Dying in 
1813, he left a will, by which he gave his seal of arms to liis son tSigis- 
mnncl, and directed that his estate shonld be divided among lus 
chihlren, whom, however, he does not name. The onl}^ positive piece 
of information which we can give abont him is, that before the year 
180iJ he liad married a second wife, whose Christian name was Snsan. 
Of conrse, it was not to be expected tliat this lady conld be snperior or 
even equal to her predecessor, biit we may at least hope that she 
modestly imitated her many virtnes. 

Tliere are many otlier cnrions and interesting monnments in the 
nave of St. Paul's Chapel, one of the most conspicuons and elegant of 
which is that erected by the mem1)ers of the bar, in memory of tlie late 
John Wells. None of these, however, come strictly within the purpose 
of these papers, which is simply to discuss the Heraldry, /. e., the 
armorial paintings and sculptures which exist in St. PauTs Chapel. 
We come now to two riMnarkablc pieces of antiqnity — that is to say, of 
American antiquity, 

On the north and south walls, opjiosite each other, and half-way 
down the nave, hang the arms of the United States and the State of 
New York. These are supposed to mark the places which were occu- 
pied by the large square })ev\^s set apart lor the President and Governor, 
in those remote ages when the Great Republic was in its earliest in- 
fancy. It is a little curious that, as Dr. Dix ol^serves, it should have 
'•' been strenuously disputed whether the President's pew was on the 
north side or on the south.'' The reverend rector has taken some 
pains to intorm himself upon this point; and the result of his in- 
quiries will be found in his Historical Kecollections of St. Paul's 
Chapel" pp. 47-50. At - some dreary day of modernizing and mis- 
called improvement," these canopied pews were destroyecl, and the 
paintings consigned to an unmerited obscurity. A few years ago they 
wei'e restored, as nearly as could be determined, to their original 

The arms of the United States are on the north side, and are. be- 
lieved to mark the place of the President's pew, in which General 
Washington was accustomed to sit. The painting is evidently the 
result of the labors of a skillful painter, woi'king Irom the device of 
an experienced hcndd. Tlie blason is as follows: 

Aryent six palets (jiih-s. a chief azure. Borne on the hreast of the 
American Eagle di.spltfi/ed. in his dexter talon an olive brancli, in his 
sinister a bundle of 13 arrows, points upwards, aH proper, the last 
featliered or ; his head surrounded unth a circular sky azure, charged 
with 13 mullets 5 4 3 1 argent, environed with clouds proper, and 
beyond, rays or; in his ueah a scroll with the tvords ^'U Plurilus 
Unnm" gold. 

The device adopted on the twentieth of June, 1782, is the following: 
(Journals of Congress, vol. 7, p. 3'J5.) 

'' Fdleways of thirteen pieces aryent and gttles, a chief azure ; the 
escutcheon on the breast of the American eayle displayed p)rop(ir, hold- 
ing in his dexter talon an olive branch, and in his sinister a bundle of 
thirteen arrows, all jjroper, and in his beak a scroll inscribed with 
this motto ' P pluribus Uuuni.' For the Ckest; Over the head of the 

1872.] Herald nj of St. PauVs Chapel. 119 

eagle, wliieh appears above the escutelieon, a glory or, breaking through 
a eloud proper, and surrounding thirteen stars, forming a constellation 
argent, on an azure field.''' 

Mr. Lossing (Field Book of the Eevolutioii, vol. 2, p. G50, note) 
says, upon the authority of Thomas Barritt, an antiquary of ^lanches- 
ter, that these arms were suggested to John Adams by Sir John 
Prestwich, Avho meant to sigmly by the bhie chief the protection of 
Heaven over the States. The blason from the Journals of Congress 
is, upon the whole, a good one, though we think that our own is more 
clear and definite. It is a manifest slip, however, to describe the field 
as pale ways, or paly. It is hardly necessary to say that paly, bendy, 
&c., are only applied to an even number of divisions. 

It is to be regretted that, in the ordinary representations of the arms 
of the United States, the chief is often charged with mullets. This 
blunder, which probably had its origin in some vague ideas about 
stars and stripes, seems to have taken a firm hold upon popular 
mind. It is to be regretted, also, that the authorities which regulate 
the Mint should, while they have avoided this error, have fallen into 
another nearly as bad. Those of us whose memory extends to the 
remote and happy ages (the gold and silver ages, if we may imitate the 
hmguage of the disciples of Prehistoric Archa?ology) before the civil 
Avar, when Ave had real money, may call to mind the nondescript bird, 
neither displayed, nor rising, nor volant, nor, indeed, in any other intel- 
ligible position, Avhich adorned the modern coins. The older coins 
were of a different character. It is not easy to imagine a more elegant 
piece of money than the old silver dollar, nor a more correct, artistic, 
and graceful device than the American eagle, displayed and bearing on 
his breast the simple and beautiful arms of the United States. It is to 
be hoped that, if we ever should escape from this age of paper, some 
one in authority Avill have sufficient knowledge and judgment to en- 
able him to give us a better coinage than Ave have had of late. 

The arms' of the State of Xcav York Avere evidently devised by an 
adept and draAvn by an accom})lished artist. We have made a minute 
and careful blason. Per fess, the shg in cliief and the sea in base, the 
upper half of the sun rising out of f tie latter, all proper. 

CKEST-^0;i a wreath vert and argent tlte nortliern half of the terres- 
trial globe, of the second, the meridians sable, a spilxC projecting fro7n the 
pole of tlte last ; above it, but nottowhing, an eagle rising proper, to tlie 
sinister, his head refiexed below Ms breast, grasping in his beah his dex- 
ter talon. 

Supporters on a quasi compartment formed Ig tlte extension of the 
scroll or. De.der. Liberty, hair brown, decorated with pearls proper, 
face, neck, arms hands and Jeet also proper ; sandalled gules, vested 
vert ; depending from and 'behind her shoulders a brown mantle, in 
her dexter hand a pole sahle, spiked at the foot or, thereon a Phrygian 
cap argent, tlte sinister hand resting on tlic shield. Sinister. Justice, 
her face, neck, arms, Jiands and feet pt'oper, sandalled gules, her hair 
brown and fl(noing, decorated with pearls, vested in a brow)tish gray, 
cinctured about the waist azure, the cincture fringed or, bound about 
the eyes ivith a fillet sable, depending from and beldnd her shoulders a 
mantle as the cincture, liolding in her dexter hand a sword erect argent 
pomelted and hilted gold ; in her left, depending by a ribbon gules, her 
scales, the beam sable, the strings as tlic ribbon, the scales, round, or. 

120 Heraldnj of St. Paul's Chapel [July, 

Motto. — On a, scroll argent, in golden letters, Excelsior. The sup- 
proters rest upon garbs or wheat slieaves lying horizontally and the 
shield is surronnded Avitli flowers in the fashion of the day. In blason- 
ing Justice it was found necessary to repeat the names of one or two 
of the tinctures, as any attempt to blason it in the usual way by num- 
bers would have involved the whole affair in inextricable confusion. At 
the feet of Liberty the artist has introduced a device which reminds 
one of the strange conceits of the old Italian painters. There arc two 
swords in saltirc, points dowuAvards, one ]dain, the other decorated, and 
above them King George's crown reversed. The resemblance in posi- 
tion to the famous piratical ensign, the death's head and cross bones, 
may be accidental; but the device itself plainly enough indicates the 
political proclivities of the artist. 

An act of March 16, 1778, directing a great seal to be made, recites 
that arms have been devised for the State of Xew York, but gives no 
description of them. This first great seal, which was a very elegant 
and artistic affair, appears to have been a composition from the arms 
of the State. It is what old Guillim would have called a '• landskip." 
The sea occupies a small portion of tlie base ; above it is a range of 
three mountains ; above the mountains is neirly the full face, more 
than three-quarters, of the sun, drawn conventionally; below is the 
motto " Excelsior," and in the exurge the words " The Great Seal of 
the State of New York." The reverse represents tlie sea, with a lofty 
rock rising out of it, and in the exurge are the word " Frustra " and the 
date 1777. The idea of the waves ot the sea beating vainly against the 
solid rock is clearly a modification of the thought involved in the Scot- 
tish tliistlc and the famous "Nemo me ivipune lacessif." The moun- 
tainSjhowevergracel'ul they may be in a seal, where no color is required, 
would be, for many reasons inappropriate in a coat of arms; and it is 
to be regretted that they shouUl have found their way (apparently Avith- 
out authority) into the modern representations of the arms of the 
State. The second great seal was adopted in 1798. The reverse is 
nearly identical witli that of the first; the obverse professes to contain 
the arms of the State, with crest and motto. The third and last great' 
seal contains sim])ly what were thought to be the arms of the State. 
These, however, differ in many respects from the painting in St. 
Paul's. The sea occupies only a small portion of the base; above it are 
mountains, and behind them the sun, drawn, not conventionally as 
they sliould be, but with an attempt to copy nature. The eagle in the 
crest is drawn badly, being partly rising and jiartly volant; tliat is to 
say, in a position which cannot be blasoned. Liljerty and Justice have 
chanaed i)laces. and are in a curious crouching posture; the scales of 
the latter have disappeared, and her sword points wearily over her left 
shoulder, as if she were tired of her duty. Altogether, the achievement 
is not one to be proud of There is no reverse. This seal was adopted 
by an act of March 27, 1809, which directs that the great seal shall con- 
sist of the arms of the State, and recites that a written description is 
recorded in the office of the Secretai'y of State. Inquiries have been 
made in that office, with the hope of obtaining either a copy of the 
original device or some authentic record of the arms of New York. No 
further information, liowever, has been elicited than the statement that 
no record can be found. Under these circumstances the painting in 

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St. Piiul's Chapel possesses a great and peculiar value. It bears internal 
evidence of being a correct and scientiilc work of art; and from the time 
of its execution, which was apparently AVlien the Governor's pew wtis 
set up (1785), it woitkl seem to be nearly as old as the State itself. We 
think tlnit it may be regarded as a trustworthy illustration of what the 
arms of tlie State of New York really are. 

This closes the strictly heraldric, i. e., armorial, history of St. Paul's 
Chapel, since the other monuments give no arms, and, therefore, not- 
withstanding their interest and merit, do not come within the inten- 
tion of these papers. 


By Watson- Effingham Lawrence, of New York City. 

Editor of the New York Genccdoglccd and Biographiccd Record. 

Sir— -Although I have attained to my eighty-fourth year, I feel 
called npon to notice a publication in your Jannary number (p. _2G)^ 
styled " Notes on the Lawrence Pedigree.'' It purports to be a criticism 
or rather challenge, of an able and interesting article in the Record,'' 
for July, 1871 (vol. 2, p. 113), entitled "Traces of American Lineage 
in England," from a well-known writer, whose personal and professional 
character and literary attainments render him a valuable correspondent;, 
and one especially to be appreciated and encouraged, if he would take 
the trouble to explain the history of " Old New York Families." The 
manner in which he and others, who came in the way of the challenging 
critic, were treated, might frighten away some gentle correspondents, 
Avho do not choose to be contentious. I received a letter enquiring 
" who is this * * * ^y^o c-^Us ^^pon ns at this late day to 
" furnish documentary evidence of facts which haA'e been so universally 
"admitted and believed by the family for over two hundred years ?" 
It required some self-denial to refrain from entering into controversy.. 
Avhen the genealogical knight-errant thus entered the arena, paraded 
his steed, iirmor and flag, sounded his trumpet, and challenged all 
comers. But neither my age, nor the devoted life and character of the 
writer of " Traces, &c.," permits an acceptance of such a challenge. 
Only my position as a witness compels me to testify. I can answer 
some of the questions proposed ; while sadly regretting that any 
harshness was deemed appropriate, either to correct a supposed error or 
to obtain information. 

My much esteemed and distinguished friend, John L. Lawrence, late 
a State Senator, had frequent interviews with me in reference to the 
Lawrence Pedigree, both before and after his appointment as Secretary 
of Legation, with Messrs. Clay and Adams, to Ghent, and his appoint- 
ment as resident minister at Copenhagen. While abroad , and in All)any, 
he devoted much attention to the subject, and especially in connection 
with the early history of his ancestors, his native State, and his favorite 
Long Island. As a lawyer of known standing, of the firm of Lawrence 
& Floyd (the latter yet living), and as Assistant Register of the Court 
of Chancery, he acquired a repute for accuracy. Those who haveread 
his writings, such as his vindication of General Woodhull (published 

122 The Lmvrence Pedigree. [Ju^y, 

in Thompsons History of Long Island, 2d ed., ii, 418), will appreciate 
his taste for historical enquiry. And here in New York, at least, his 
high-toned and honorable character need not be vindicated. The 
account of the Lawrence family in Thojnpson's Long Island, 2d ed., 
ii, 362, is entitled to the credit of having had his sanction and verifica- 
tion. It was the best that had appeared, though not complete or perfect 
in several branches nor in some minutiae But neither was he, nor am 
I, a professed genealogist; nor, in our time, Avas that character a 
common one. We were not called upon to disburse even "a small part 
of the money which Avas spent in printing," in the employment of a 
professional artist. By labor and care we gained sufficient information 
to satisfy ourselves that the young Lawrence, John, aged 17 ; William, 
aged 13 ; and Maria (or Mary), aged 9, who came out to Xew England, 
in the Planter, in 1635 (with John Tuttell, mercer, aged 39, Joan 
Tuttell, aged 42, and the younger children of Tuttell), Avere the near 
relatives of Henry LaAvren'ce, and being orphans, Avere sent out by him 
under the care of Tuttell and his Avife, ^perhaps their foster-mother), he 
intending shortly to foUoAV them himself. All are familiar Avith the 
circumstance of the association of Henry Lawrence AvithLord 8ayand 
Seal, Lord Brooke, Sir Kichard Salstonstall and others, in obtaining 
the large grant of land in Connecticut, as assignees of the WarAvick 
Patent, and, in 1633-35, the removals to Connecticut, and presently the 
appointment of John Winthrop, Jr., to be Governor of Connecticut, 
and the other appointments. The intention of Henry LaAvrence to 
folloAv the young LaAvrences to this country AA'as also ascertained to our 
satisfaction, and that " the prohibition to CroniAvell and others from 
emigrating to America, defeated their intentions." We of course had 
the traditions of the family. 

Most nnfortunately, my correspondence on this subject with Mr. 
John L. LaAvrence, noAV deceased, and also with Henry Walwortli, my 
partner in business, resident in England, Avas destroyed in the great 
lire of 1836, Av.ith most of my other valuable papers. This is Avhat 
compels me to state my recollection and be a Avitness. But I have 
great confidence that abundant evidence is still accessible to sustain 
the accuracy of my information and recollection. 

The critic says *• every assertion should be Aveighed, and traditions 
" or surmises carefully marked as such." It seems to me he does not 
folIoAV the rule, but indulges in assertions based upon mere absence of 
information or ignorance ; or upon the old Latin rule " De non appar- 
entibus et non existenfibns, eadem est ratio." 1{ ^ jyartij to a contro- 
versy assumes and fails to proA'e a material fact, that rule may be just ; 
but it has little application to friendly investigations or to ancient 
descent. There Avere certainly ancestors, though all are out of ex- 
istence, and feAv fair and complete records remain. True, there are 
questions of origin ; as to Avliich it is fair to ask information. But 
suppose a man has claimed himself to be a son or a descendant of 
* * * * LaAvrence, and a stranger applies to him and says, sIioav 
me the certificate of your father's or ancestor's marriage, otherwise I 
publicly and at once pronounce you an illegitimate bastard — a false 
pretender — Avhat reply should be made? There is a Avide difference 
betAveen a critic's view of the assertions of others such as he can say 
were '"composed" and his OAvn inaccurate guesses, Avhich, Avithout 

1872.] The Lawrence Pedigree. 123 

discrimination, lie puts forth as assertions. He says " the next step in 
Holgates American Geneahgy (wliich confessedly is a mere compila- 
tion) is to assume that John and William were the patentees at Flush- 
ing, L. I., in 1645, when one of them Avas aged 27, and the other 23 
years." He asks distinctly, in the face of all the publications, '• were 
John, William and Thomas relatives ?" And then assuming that he 
has been placed in the magisterial chair, says "until these questions 
are answered hy proof, such as jxtrish records and wills, all repetitions" 
d'C, "are useless and ridiculous" I do not agree with him. I feel sure 
of many losses of proofs during our struggles in the wilderness for 
seven or eight generations, our tights with Indians, burnings and other 
destructions of dwellings, removals, i!cc. His rule is wrong. But it 
may mislead some of the less thoughtful and less generous, and I will 
answer it, in })art. from what is before me. 

John and William Lawrence certainly were young to be so dis- 
tinguished as to be named in the Dutch township patents ; but that 
was not without precedent. Persons no older have tilled positions 
equally prominent; being selected generally for their qualitications, 
talents and education. Their success in after life proved their 

John" Lawrence, the eldest brother, horn 1618, was, in November, 
16-14, one of the patentees of the Great Plains called Hempstead, L. I., 
under grant from the Dutch Clovernor Kieft (when the Dutch were 
trying to secure L. I.); in 1645 he was one of the patentees of Flushing 
under grant from the same governor; in 1658, he removed from Long 
Island and settled permanently in ]Si"ew Amsterdam, now New York 
City ; in 1663, he was one of the commissioners appointed by Governor 
Stuyvesant to treat Avith the General Court at Hartford and with John 
Scott upon Long Island ; in 1665, he Avas appointed Alderman of NeAV 
York upon the tirst incorporation of the city under Governor Nicolls 
(when Aldermen Avere judges); in 1672, he Avas appointed Mayor of 
New York and presided in the Mayors Court; in 1674, he Avas ap- 
pointed a member of the council, in Avhicli otiice he continued by 
successive appointments until 1698. In 1691, he AA'as again appointed 
Mayor of Ncav York; and in 1692, Judge of the Supreme Court, in 
which office he remained until his death, in 1699. This is all matter of 
record and easily established. It cannot be questioned even by the 
skeptical critic. There is no harm, there may be use. in repeating it. 
In the NeAV York Eecords-Book of YVills, (1693 to 1698) page 346, avb 
find recorded the Avill of John Lawrence of New York, dated 7th 
January, 1698-9, in Avhich he says it is " Avritten Avith my oAvn hand," 
and that he is above "eighty years of age," and by Avhicli he devises 
houses in Ncav York to his Avife Susannah, and his " estate in land on 
Long Island f« a patentee of Hempstead and Flushing, and the only 
survivor in both f naming his sons, John and Thomas, and his 
daughters, Mary and Martha, &c. 

This proves sufficiently that he, horn in 1618, AA^as seventeen years old 
in 1635, Avhen he came over in the Fluxler; tAventy-six Avhen patentee 
of Hempstead, and tAventy-seven Avhen patentee of Flushing. Can our 
critic trace him betAAeen 1635 and 1644? Can he produce the list of 
those Avho studied at Ipswich or with Henry Salstonstall ? It belonged 
to the oldest son and his eldest son or lieir in turn, according to 

124: Tlie Lawrence Pedigree. [J^^b'' 

Englisli rule, to preserve, with the land which he alone would inherit, 
the family arms and records. He had sons, but their issue failed. 
There were descendants of his daughters, one of whom married Gurdon 
Salstonstall, but all memorials were scattered. It would be rather 
cruel in the critic to compel me to run after them. Does he disbelieve 
the old patriarch's will ? Can he believe no one? The appointment 
of William as a patentee of Flushing at the early age of twenty-two, 
may have been attributable to the influence of his brother John. 

William Law"rence, the brother, born 1623, was, as above stated, 
in 1645, associated with John, as one of the patentees of Flushing on 
Long Island, in which town he resided during the remainder ot his 
life. In 1658, he was a magistrate at Flushing under the Dutch 
Government, and after 1661, under the English Government, he held a 
military commission and was also in the _ magistracy of the North 
Eiding" of Yorkshire on Long Island. Iii March, 1*664, he married 
Elizabeth Smith, his second wife. He was called William Lawrence 
of Flushing, and he was referred to, in 1673, as the son-in-law of 
Eichard Smith. For so much we have clear public records. His 
letters, addressed in his magisterial capacity to Governor Stuyve- 
sant and his council, it is agreed, are '• ably Avritten, evincing great 
energy and decision of character, and are evidently the production of a 
man of superior mind and liberal education.'' (See State Eecords at 
Albany.) He was the largest landed proprietor in Flushing. Letters 
of administration were granted, on 25th March, 1680, to his widoAV, 
Elizabeth, and his eldest son, William, and by the inventory of his 
estate, on fde iu the Surrogate's Office, New York City, his plate, sword 
and personals alone were valued at £4,432 stg. Few of the public 
records of Flushing have been preserved "in co/isequeUce of their de- 
struction hy fire in 1789" (see Thomp. L. I. ii, 67). This William 
left several sons, many of whom can be traced. The more numerous 
his descendants, the wider are scattered the old memorials of azicestry. 
Tlie writer is descended from his son Joseph, and of course he has a 
better knowledge of the descendants of Joseph than of the others. 
William, the older son, married Deborah, the daughter of Eichard 
Smith and youngest sister of his father's second wife. 

Thomas Lawrence, the other of the three emigrating brothers 
(Avhose age is not precisely given), by report came out subsequently to 
John and William. In the year 1655 their names all appeared as pro- 
prietors of land in the town of Newtown on Long Island ; and in the 
English patent for that town from Governor Dongan, John, William 
and Thomas Lawrence were all named as patentees. Thomas was the 
proprietor of the whole of Hell-gate Neck, then divided into a number 
of cultivated farms and extending along the East Eivex from Hell- 
gate Cove to Bowery Bay. 

As Thomas came out after the others it may be advisable to show 
(what the families of the others admit) that he Avas a brother of Wil- 
liam and John. — The story about *' three brothers " may be correct in 
a ^ti\Y instances. — In the Secretary of State's Office in Albany we find, 
ill 1711, a petition to the Chancellor from William Lawrence, second 
s )U of Thomas Lawrence of Newtown, in Avliich petition he introduces 
'the name of his •' uncle John Lawrence"' and liis '-'aunt Susannah." 
This is deemed a distinct and early claim of the relationship. Doubt- 

1872.] The Lawrence Pedigree. 125 

less there are other recoo-nitions. Some sav his uncle John, as Judge, 
got him clear from punishment. This William of Newtown, the son 
of Thomas, in 1670, married Anna, the daughter of Samuel Edsall and 
of the Dutch helle, his wife ; and Avith his father-in-law, in 1689, he 
adhered to Jacob Leisler and attempted to support Leisler's rule. This 
created a political division in the family. He was in favor afterwards 
under Governor Bellamont (see Doc. of N. Y. Col. Hist., iv, 834, 1137, 
1180), and he left many descendants, who are scattered far and wide. 
The critic alludes to the old family of Lawrence, reported de- 
scended from Robert, a crusader, knighted by Richard I, in Pales- 
tine in 1191, and to the very ancient arms, distinguishing that 
family, Avith a " cross-raguly " and with a semi-dolphin (or fish tail) 
for its crest. It became a very numerous family. He has traced 
branches, some memliers of which at different times had new coats 
of arms awarded them, all containing the " cross-raguly,'' and many 
also adopting the same crest. These were an acknowledgement 
or claim that tliey were descended from the ancient knight, or from 
his successor. Sir Robert, living in Lancasliire in 145-4; but they had 
new marks of distinciion as usual, some on the coat of arms, some of 
the crest, and others merely of motto ; to indicate the particular 
branch which started with new or revised arms. After this critic's 
bold assertion that we had no pedigree, he asks in usual style, "Did 
any of the Long Island families use a seal of arms " ! He might be 
answered simply, " yes"! There were many memorials of this (see 
Thompson's L. I. 2 ed., ii, 302 ; Riler's Ncwtoivn, p. 281). In a very 
large family, widely scattered, many originals have been lost and copies 
are much 'more easily produced. By the new rule this is not a satis- 
factory answer. We must produce to the new judge the parish records 
or a will. The old legal plan by which the testimony of a member of 
the family was admitted to supply lost documents is ignored by him, 
but may be acknowledged l)y others. The English " Visitations," were 
]iot made up by the production of parish registers ; but, from the 
representations of heads of families, reduced to writing and signed by 
the living representative. All the old family pedigrees extend back 
beyond any parish certificates. There Avere none in England before 
1532, and no laAV provides for parish registers here, even to this day. 
It is not the " cross-raguly," and the " semi-dolphin reversed," that are 
seriously in question, but the colors and additions, crest and motto, to 
determine which branch of the old family may be claimed. I have to 
say then tliat, more than fifty years ago, Mr. John L. Lawrence and 
myself together examined the seal affixed to one of the ancient wills 
of my branch of the family, not then nor now in my custody, and made 
otlier inquiries and comparisons ; and, at that time, when Ave made the 
examination, the cross-raguly and the fish-tad too could be distinctly 
traced, although that will had been exposed and throAvn aliout for over 
100 years, and at the present time, I am informed, the seal is nearly 
or quite oliliterated ; as it is apt to be, Avlien the paper is not carefully 
folded and kept. If Ave had to depend upon this alone the critic doubt- 
less would cavil at the proofs. But leaving him out of vicAV, it is merely 
my duty to say that, if required, I am ready to testify that Avhen Ave 
first examined the old Avill, Ave AA'ere satisfied that its seal conformed 
Avith the seal of the Lord President Henry LaAvrence : that being the 

126 The Lawrence Pedigree. [Julj, 

particular point of inquiry ; and we had tlie description of it from liis 

It is a poor attempt at wit, regardless of the character or feelings of 
the highly re3i>ectable family of Lawrence at Boston, by which the 
critic charges them, as well as the New Yorkers, with a " desire to ex- 
pand the cross-raguly and wiggle the fish tail crest" (without inform- 
ing us. l)y the Avay, in what dictionary Ave may find the Avord " Aviggle." 
He should be held to some rule to jiroduce authority for it. Does he 
mean " wriggle "' ? If so, that may have an odious sense, or else a 
ridiculous one). One Avould suppose the names and repute of Amos 
and Abbott Lawrence might liave deterred a townsman of theirs, hav- 
ing respect for the opinion of mankind, from attempting to cast ridi- 
cule upon their name, or upon the science which he pursues. They 
were men of Avhom their country had reason to be proud, and whose 
memory should be cherished Avith" respect and veneration. A fair and 
accurate New England Avriter, speaking of their firm as merchants, 
says the house for success and honora])le repute has probably never 
been surpassed in Ncav England. Amos LaAvrence Avas only tAVo years 
my senior ; having been born in 178G. He Avas of gentle aiid engaging 
manners and disposition ; celebrated for his philanthropy, and noted 
for his munificent donations to public charitable institutions, and for 
his extensive iirivate charities ; the recollection of Avhich should en- 
dear his memory to his felloAv-citizens. I kncAV him intimately. In 
1819 Ave made together a jdeasure excursion through Virginia, visiting 
different plantations and gaining general information. I could recount 
many interesting circumstances that occurred on that occasion. As a 
pleasant, amiable and intelligent traveling companion, I have never 
knoAvn his equal. 

His brotlier, Abbott Lawrence, was also one of the most eminent, 
successful and liberal merchants the United States has ever produced. 
He gave to Harvard University one hundred thousand dollars to found 
a Scientifio School, and, in his donations to other deserving objects, he 
has manifestfd a princely liberality. And as a statesman, our'country 
has reason to be proud of him. He Avas a representative to the 24th 
and 25th Congress, Avhere he ably distinguished himself. In 1843, he 
w-as appointed a Commissioner to settle Avith the English Commis- 
sioners the N. E. boundary question. General Taylor, Avhen President, 
offered him the first position in his cabinet, Avhlch he declined. In 
1849, he Avas sent out as Minister of the United States to Great Britain ; 
and in that distinguished position he manifested abilities and states- 
manship of the first order. 

It remains to be seen Avhether the countrymen and felloAv-citizens of 
these men are ready to mock at their integrity, or to cast ridicule on 
their family name and history, affecting all their descendants, upon 
such slight grounds as this critic assumes; but Ave believe there is no 
ground for the imputation. Let the cautious reader observe the 
critic's reference to a pedigree in Bond's History of Watertown, p. 
1080, made by Mr. H. G. Somerby, in Avhich a LaAvrence family of 
Suffolk Co., England, Avas traced back many years and doAvn to John 
Lawrence, of AVatertoAvn, in Mass., the ancestor (as the same book 
shoAvs) of Amos and Abbott Lawrence of Boston. But, be not misled 
by the assertion of the critic a fcAV lines loAver, " that none of these 

1872.] The Lawrence Pedigree. 127 

pedigrees extend very for back," &c. As any one can see for himself, the 
pedigree traced by Mr. Somerby, and printed (pp. 1080-81), extends 
back some seventeen generations, and connects that family with the 
Lancashire knight, and even with the old crusader. We know nothing 
of its accuracy; but it seems well attested, and Mr. Somerby, as we are 
informed, Avas a skillful and respectable genealogist of the professional 
class. Others, then, maybe left to criticise his Avork, " Ay//? hoIji's 
tanfas componere lites" And the reader Avho consults Bond's Wafer- 
toivn, may also notice (at page 819), the conclusion of that careful 
writer, that the John Lawrence of Massachusetts was an older man, 
and not the passenger with Tuttell in the Planter. He is rightly 
deemed as one who came over Avith the Senior Governor Winthrop of 
Massachusetts, in 1G30; and it is a mere error of inexperienced copy- 
ists in mistaking him for the John avIio came over in 1035 Avith John 
"Winthrop the son, Avhen the latter Avas appointed by Henry LaAvrence 
and others to be Governor of Connecticut. 

It may be admitted that the liberality of the Messrs. LaAvrence of 
Boston, rcAvarded the Genealogist for his labor in searching out their 
ancestry; they of course believing his account Avas correct; and it is 
not unlikely that some of the publications in the English Her. <£• Gen. 
Misc. Avere copied in the course of the search for this pedigree, also at 
their expense. I shall not attempt to revicAV these ; nor do I perceive 
anything reflecting back upon the LaAvrence family in America. The 
critic's kind suggestion that the name is simply a christian name, may 
have been true once ; but can he tell how long ago that was ? Lauren- 
tins de la More is a very old name, reported coming over Avitli 
the Conqueror. LaAvrence of Durham d. about 1149. The names of 
LaAvrence Washington, son of John and the Avidow Margaret, his 
mother, appear as early as 1539, having claims to a farm at Warton, in 
Lancashire — can the critic tell us surely Avhether this LaAvrence deriAed 
his first name from the saint, or from the neighboring ftimily descended 
from the old crusader ; Avhose grandson or descendant, James (accord- 
ing to Mr. Somerby), married Matilda Washington? — a fact confirmed 
by quartering the arms of AYashington Avith those of LaAvrence by some 
of the descendants ? One curious circumstance I haAC not seen noticed 
by Avriters, viz.: that Robert LaAvrence, a son of Sir James (the one that 
married the dau. of Lord Wells), Avas parson of AVarton, in Lancashire, 
the place of the old fiimily of Wasliington ; nor the circumstance that the 
marriage Avith Wells, of the N. E. part of England— connected Avith the 
CroniAvell family — led to political combinations, and changes of resi- 
dence, Avhich may aid in identifying and arranging descendants. 

The same gentle critic proceeds and says " there is no proof Avhatever 
that Joseph LaAvrence had any Avife Mary ToAvneley." I cannot suppose 
he spoke as a laAvyer or judge upon a litigated question Avhich called for 
proofs. He meant, perhaps, to say he had seen none ; of itself not a 
A'ery material circumstance. The records shoAv that Joseph Lawrence's 
Avife Avas named Mary, Her signature, after marriage, it is believed, 
can be produced. The destruction by fire of the church records of 
ElizabethtoAvn, N. J., may excuse us from producing the parish regis- 
ter. Elizabeth LaAvrence, AvidoAv of the tirst AVilliam, resided there 
after her marriage Avith Sir Philip Carteret ; though she did not long 
act as Governess of Ncav Jersey. It is fair to presume the marriage of 

128 The Laicrence Pedigree. [Jw^Jj 

Joseph Lawrence to Mary Towneley was there celebrated. The records 
of Trinity Church, N. Y., were also burnt. There may yet exist, as 
there certainly did exist other evidence. I have not tlie Bible, nor the 
family papers. According to my private memoranda, Lord Francis 
Howard, who, upon the death of his cousin Charles, became Baron of 
Effingham, in 1G81, was appointed Governor of Virginia in 1G83, and 
was at Albany, N. Y., the same year, at a convention with Indians 
of the Five Nations. He was at New York city in 1084, 1G87, and 
1G89 {see Smith's History of Neio York', pp. 45, 4G ; N. T., Doc. of 
Col His., iii., 347, 394, 40G, 417, 418, 42G, 440. 441, 443, 549, 56G, 619, 
655, G70). He, of course, came in contact with John Lawrence, then 
in office. He was accompanied by his wife, Dorothea, daughter of Sir 
liichard Towneley, son of Sir Charles Towneley, who fell at Marston 
Moor, and whose property was sequestered. He was also accompanied 
by Thomas ToAvneley, h. 1GG8. and Mary Towneley, b. 1G70, who, as I 
believe, were the br> ''•her and sister of his wife, fifteen and tliirteen 
years of age, in lG8b, and children of Sir Richard Towneley. It is 
worthy of note, that thr New Y''ork Governor, in letters to England, 
wrote of the expense to \>hich he was put by the Governor of Virginia, 
with his large train. The second son of Lord Howard, named Francis, 
became an Earl. Several of the name of Howard remained in this 
country. Joseph Lawrence and this Mary Towneley, b, 1G70, were 
married in (or before) IGOO. They named their eldest son Richard, b. 
1691, after her fatlier, Richard Towneley, and their second son, Tliomas, 
after her l)rother, Thomas Towneley; and Richard Lawrence named 
his son Effingham, after the husband of his Aunt Dorothea. This 
Effingham, son of Richard Lawrence, removed to London, where he 
filled distinguished positions, and, prol)ably through family inlluence, 
he became one of the Lords of the Admiralty ; and he, temporarily, at 
least, commandt'd a channel frigate, wlien invasion was a])preheiided. 
He was subsequently known as Capt. Lawrence of the Navy. Some 
of his letters were preserved on Long Island, one writing for some 
Newtown pippins ; and some of the aged remembered talking with 
him. His dau. Catharine IMary. in 181G, mar. Sir John Thomas Jones, 
Baronet, of Cranmer Hall, Norfolk Co., an aid to the Duke of AVel- 
lington. Two of the sons of Ca])tain Effingliam Lawrence, viz., Wil- 
liam Effingham, and Edward Billop Lawrence, have been at my house 
in New York, and have assisted me in some investigations in England. 
I liad information upon which I placed as much reliance as upon a 
parish register. 

Another guess of our critic is as to " Col. Richard Towneley, of New 
Jersey," who, he says, "had sons, Charles and Effingham T., and 
it is not unliJcely that he may have had a dau. Mary, who mar. her 
step-brother, Joseph Lawrence ; at all events, i\\\s. Icnown marriage of 
AVilliam's widow will account for the name of Effingham in the Law- 
rence family." A part of tliis is the opinion of another writer, and 
not important. The prior marriage of Col. Richard, and daughter b. 
are not Avithin my knowledge. I will let the mere opinion pass with- 
out further comment. If the parish records have been produced, I 
have nothing to say. I will however, say, that this Colonel (not Sir) 
Richard Towneley, had a clear ancient pedigree, and was the eighth 
son of Nicholas Towneley, and second cousin of Sir Richard. He had 

1872.] The Latvrence Pedigree. 129 

by liis Avife. Lady Carteret, several cliildreii, including a son, Charles 
Townelev, b. 1686, d. ir56, who had by his Avife Abigail, a son, Effing- 
ham Towneley, b. 1716, d. 1789, Avho inar. Eebecca Crane, and had a 
son, Eichard, &c. 

Mary, a dau. of Elizabeth (Smith) by her first husband, ^ illiam 
LaA\u-ence, became (1st) the Avife of James Emott, the laAvyer of NeAV 
York. Avho d. in 1713, and (2d) in 17U, the Avife of Rev. Edward 
Yaughan, of NeAV Jersey. In the Avill of Rev. Mr. Yaughan, in 1717. 
he named his brother-in-laAV Charles ToAvneley, &c. 

Others, in like manner, can be fully traced. It may be left to those 
A\iio knoAV the reputations and surroiindings of these parties, to con- 
sider Avhether it is not ]n-obable tliat they had pretty accurate accounts 
of such marriages as fell Avithin the range of their immediate families. 

I Avill drop further discussion of the critic's sharpness, Avitli the 
remark that all genealogies are greatly exposed to error, Avhen formed 
or composed, not from exact data, dates and place'- but by going back 
from the knoAvn present into the dim and con. ^sed past; but they 
ought therefore to be treated Avith generous r ,nsideration and kind- 
ness. To err is human. There are some .rrors in nearly all the 
LaAvrence pedigrees I have examined, and no doubt there are venal and 
unscrupulous persons, A\-ho for a rcAvard Avill draw out pedigrees and 
coats of arms, Avithout care for their truthfulness or accuracy. But no 
honest and honorable man will proclaim a pedigree or arms as his 
which he knows or belieA'es to be, not his OAvn, but some one else's. 

The Editor of the Record, in a note (p. 26), says, it would be very 
desirable to knoAV more of Henry LaAvrence, &c. Many accounts have 
been published. I Avill furnish such information as I have, that has 
never to my knoAvledge been published in America, but will preface 
it by a reference to, and brief extract from, the " Old Merchants of Kew 
York," 5th series, p. 88, where the Editor (a correspondent of the 
London Times, and other English papers, Avho had an extensive English 
correspondence, and had more than ordinary facilities for acquiring 
information, but Avas not always accurate), says: 

'' Henry LaAvrence, above mentioned, Avho married Elizabeth Hagar, 
was buried at St. Ia'cs, 1580 ; issue : 

" 1. John, his heir, and 

"2 William, who settled at Great St. Albans, in Hertfordshire, 
and whose sous, John, William, and Thomas, came OA'er to America 
the same year with Governor Winthrop (of Connecticut) in 1635. 

" John 'LaAvrence, son and heir of Henry, aboA'e mentioned, Avas 
knighted in 1603, by James I. He married Elizabeth, only daughter 
and heiress of Ralph Waller, Esq., of ClerkeuAvell, Middlesex. He Avas 
father of Henry LaAvrence, of Avhom Ave furnish a very full sketch, 
from the circumstance of his having Avith Lord Say and Seal," &c. 
The editor of that Avork further says (p. 90) : " John, AVilliam, and 
Thomas LaAvrence, were among the earliest settlers of the Eng- 
lish toAvns Avithin the Dutch jurisdiction upon Long Island. They Avere 
the sons of William LaAvrence, Avho Avas the second son of Henry LaAv- 
rence and Elizabetli Hagar, before mentioned, and Avho removed from 
St. Ives, Avhere he Avas born and settled, to Great St. Albans, in Hert- 
fordshire, England, about the year 1580." 

My record says he removed to St. Albans in IGOl, and died in 163L 

130 The Lmvrence Pedigree. [July, 

In a Harhian MS., (Xo. 14G0) there is a drawing, often alluded to, 
of the ensigns and trophies won in battle by Oliver; dedicated to his 
counsellors and ornamented with their arms. The arms of the Lord 
President, Henry, are there, the cross-raguly and fish-tail crest (with- 
out a chief), and the motto " JVil desperanduDi." This motto may 
have been assumed by the President in the revohitionary troubles, and 
perhaps when he was made a Councillor (see notes to JBliss's Edition 
of Wood's Ath. O.r., ii., 63). A picture of the President has been re- 
ferred to : — His grave-stone, not yet effaced (in 1803), Avas in the 
Chapel of St. Margaret's, alias Thele, in Hertfordshire. The arms 
were, "or, cross-raguly gules," (without a chief) "impaling Peyton." 
The crest, a Fish-tail or demi-dolphin. A letter directed by him to 
Sir Simonds' d'Ewes is sealed with a small red seal, cross-raguly, with 
a lion in the chief (indicating the St. Ives branch). The epitaph on 
his tomb-stone was as follows: — "Here lyeth interred the body of 
Henry Lawrence, Esq., some time of this place, who married Amy 
Peyton, daughter of Sir Edward Peyton, of Ileham, in the county 
of Cambridge, Knight and 13art. He had issue of her, seven sons and 
six daughters. He departed this life August the 8th, 1G44," (evidently 
by a mistake in copying — for 1GG4) in the G4th year of his age. Also, in 
this place he l)uried four of his children: Edward, under a stone ad- 
joiuing upon the south side of this stone, and Elizabeth, next adjoining 
and in part under this stone on the north side, who died February, 
1662, in the thirteenth year of her age. Theodosia lyeth under this 
stone with her ftither. She died September 2, 1G44 (?) in the 20th year 
of her age. Also Henrietta, the youngest daughter, died the oOth of 
Septeml)er, 1GG4 in the loth year of her age, who lyeth by her brother, 
in part under this stone on the south side. The said Amy Lawrence, 
in memory of her loving consort and children, hath caused this stone 
to be laid here." 

Other children of Henry Lawrence the President, were 

Martha, who married Richard, Earl of Barymore. 

Henry, who died in 1G79, leaving two sons, Henry and Edward. Of 
these Henry died unmarried and Edward was created a Baronet (Irish ?) 
wath remainder to liis sister's son Isaac Wollaston, of Losby in Lei- 
cestershire ; he died May 2, 1749. (The family of AVollaston in 
Leicester County can be traced.) 

John, who left England Avith one of the BradshaAvs, went first to 
Barbadoes; then to Jamaica in 167G. His Avill is dated May 10, 
1690. John, his son, Avas a member of Assembly (in the West Indies), 
and left six sons. The two eldest died, leaving an only son each, Avho 
died Avithout issue. James, the third son of Fairfield, died 1756, leav- 
ing his eldest son Richard James LaAvrence, Esq., Avhose eldest son, 
James LaAvrence, is (or Avas) a Knight of Malta. 

William was naturalized by act of Parliment in 1656 ! having heen 
born, with hi.s sisters Martha and Theodosia, beyond the sea! 

It thus appears that Henr}' was abroad scA'eral years, including 1625 
(?) when his daughter Theodosia Avas born, probably in Holland. In 
Thompson's L. I., ii., 362, it was said, " in order to aAoid the ecclesias- 
tical seA-erity directed against him, he retired to Holland, from whence 
he (had?) returned in 1641." There may haAe been more than one 
A'isit or the date mistaken. 

1872,] The Lawrence Pedigree. 131 

John Lawrence, the brotlier of the President, died in IGTO, leaving 
an only son. Dr. Thomas Lawrence, antliorof '" Mercurius Centrales" 
and physician to tive crowned heads, who died in 1714 (?), and had 
a nnmei-ous family. His oldest son, a captain in the navy, Avas father 
to Thomas Lawrence, Avho was President of the College of Physicians, 
and was father to Sir Sonlden Lawrence. His sister Elizabeth married 
(1st) Edward Griffith, and had a danghter, &c., who married the 
Earl of Harrington ; and (2d) Lord Mohnn, who. in 1713, fell m a 
duel with the Duke of Hamilton. Of this branch were also the 
Lawrences of Stndley and Hackforth in Yorkshire. 

A correspondent, und«r the signatnre of " a descendant of the Col- 
chester Branch," in the Gentlemen's- Magazine for 1815 (part 3, p. 104), 
speaks of the Essex Branch of the Lawrences, and says, that indi- 
viduals of that branch represented the Colchester borough in Parliment 
through several reigns between 1700 and 1750; that by certain old 
documents it appears tiiat '(he origin of this branch was in the Grand- 
father of the F resident from a younger son, &c. And " St. Ives," in the 
'GentlenmiH Magazine, 1817 (part 1, p. 318), says that the Essex and 
Norfolk Lawrences were from the same original stock as Henrg, and 
attributes the election of the latter in Wbii ! from Colrhester, to the 
strength of the family interest in that borough. He says he was nearly 
relate'd to Sir Thomas Lawrence of Bucks, and Sir Thomas equally so 
to the Colchester family of the same period. 

An anecdote of Sir Thomas Lawrence of Bucks, may be seen m the 
JVew Atlantis. He was buried at Chelsea in 1714. 

Of all the Lawrences only those of the St. Ives and Iver families, so 
far as I know, bear a chief. St. Ives on a chef gules a lion of Eng- 
land. Iver on a chef azure, three leopards. 

With these remarks I must be excused from farther discussion. 
There need be no reply. I shall hold myself free from the trouble of 
Avriting anything farther — I am too old for controversy. 

Tliere are many collateral points which I should l)e glad to see eluci- 
dated by others. A very large number of Lawrences are interested in 
developing the truth ; I know none that are opposed to it — and it can 
be easily seen that the history of the settlement of this country may 
receive great light from such investigations, and be interesting to all 
the earnest students of the country. 

The Editor (in the note, p. 26) has alluded to the college record of 
a Henry LaAvrence, at Cambridee, England, in 1022. Doubtless the 
President of Cromwell's council was an educated man, and many of 
Cromvveirs supporters coming from the IST. E. part of England were 
educated at Cambridge. 

One Henry, doubtless took orders. Henry, the friend of Milton and 
author, I suppose a clergyman, but I cannot identify his family. 
His descendant the Dr. and author, b. 1711, d. 1783, is well known. The 
circumstance of the President Henry being abroad and having chil- 
dren born abroad, deserves attention." It helps to account for the early 
settlement of our LaAvrences among the Dutch here. They expected 
and had friends among the Dutch ; perhaps relatives. 

Watsojst Effingham Laavbence. 
Js^ew York, Mav, 1872. 

132 Genealogical Notation. [July, 


Bt David Parsons" IIoltox, M. D. 

In vol. i., p. 29, of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record may be 
seen a sj'stem of notation of pedigrees adapted to American Genealogies, as proposed by 
Dr. Ilolton. 

In the first section of tliis system of notation, small capitals a, b. c, d, e, f, etc., are 
placed above and to the right of the nam**, as indices in trans-oceanic generations, com- 
mencing with the father* of the first immigrants of the American family. 

In the second section, the members of the American series are indicated by luimeral 
indices, commencing witli the immigrant children' of the father*; tlience hy Arabic 
figures, progressively increasing, to show the successive generations down to the 

In cases where, as yet, the line is not traceable back to the first immigrant, we use 
small letters of the alphabet, indexing the earliest known ancestor* as a; and the succes- 
sive generations by the serial letters, b. c, d, e. f, etc , to the youngest born. 

In case we subsequently extend our genealogical discoveries, each generation ascend- 
ing is markei b}' affixing to the a regularly increasing numerals: a, a', a-, a\ a'', etc., 
upward toward the ascertained immigrant'. 

Illustr.^tion of the System. 

For illustration, let us take Philip* Parsons, who was in Enfield, Conn., in IfiOY; 
whose ancestr\' we are yet (1872) unable to di-cover; while we liave on onv Memorvil 
Ri'cords thousands of his descendants. Hence, for the present, we adopt the fullowing 
mode of notation for said Philip Parsons and his descendants: 

Philip* Parsons, of Enfield, Conn., was tliere in 1697 

Nathaniel** Parsons, born in Enfield, Conn 17<''-'-10 

Shubiiel'' Parsons, died in Enfiekl, Conn 1819 

Eben'' Parsons, died in Enfield, Conn 1 844: 

Dr. Edward Field* Par-ons, resides in Enfield, Conn 1872 

His son, Edward Field*^ Parsons, resides at Enfield, Conn 1872 

Search is still continued for the ancestral line of this Philip". 

Should we discover his father, a', we shall designate him as a' ; should we later find 
his grandfather, a-, as of America, he will be a"; unless this last be the immigrant', 
when he will receive the unit index; and his descendants will then be re-indexed with 
■numerals, as in second section. 

The first section in this system of pedigradati(m includes any father, having left the 
Eastern Continent and having died upon the voyage, his children reaching America. 
He would, therefore, be pedigraded a, as of the first section ; while his children, if any 
settled in America, would be pedigraded (1), as of the second section. 

The illustration of the System maj' be more fully understood by adding the 

Edward-Field f. Dr. Edward Fields Eben'i, Shubae^ , Nat'ianielb, Philip*. It is 
traditionally believed that this Philip^ was a grandson of Deacon Benjamin' Parsons, 
of Springfield, Mass., the immigrant ancestor. 

Should this tradition be proved to be true, then the pedigradation will run thus: 

Edward FieLP I'arsons, residing at Enfield, Conn .... 1872 

Dr. Edward Field' Parsons, residing at Enfield, Conn 1 872 

Eben'' Parsons, died in Enfield, Conn Is44 

Shubael' Pardons, died in Enfield, Conn 1819 

Nathaniel' Parsons, born in Enfield, Conn 1 70'r'-10 

Philip' Parsons, was living in Enfield, Conn 1097 

Deacon Benjamin' Parsons married at Windsor, Conn., November 6, 1G53; resided 
at Springfield, Mass., and died there August 24, 1689. 


List of American Families. 



Whose Genealogies are Beixo Ixvestioated, either ix "Whole or in Part, with a 

View to I'ublication. 

lioTE. — Those families, the names of which are intended to be puhlislied as separate 
genealogies, arc designated bj- Small Capitals. Those which are fragmentary in char- 
acter, or have been incidentally gathered in the CDurse of other genealogical investiga- 
tion, are indicated by italirs. Some of the latter will, doubtle-is, be ulrimately expanded 
into separate treatises. Where the address of the compiler is not given, apply to the 
Publication Committee. 

^^° Any addUionx or corrections to this list will be gratefully acknowledged by the 
Publication Committee of the Record. 


ATbfrtnon , 


Long Island, X. Y. 
Descendants of .James. 


Rhode Island. 





John, of Connecticut. 


William, of Xew Ila 


Rhode Island. 


New IlamjDshire. 


Rhode Island. 


New Hampshire. 








address of compiler. 
J. T. Bowne, Salina, Kansas. 
Miss E. C. .lay, 296 Madison 

ave., New York Citj\ 
Mrs. A. J. Colvin, Albany, N.Y. 
Fred. A. Holden, 1312 I street, 

AVashington, D. C. 
John A. Boutelle, Woburn, Mass. 
Alex. D. Anderson, Esq., 210 N. 

3d street, St. Louis, Mo. 
Dea. Alfred Andrews, New Bri- 
tain, Conn. 
Gad Andrews, Southins;ton, 

D. Williams Patterson, New- 
t ark Valley, Tioga, Co., N.Y. 
A. F. Angell, M.D.,' East Atlle- 

boro, Mass. 
Henry B.Atherton, Esq. .Nashua, 

N. 11. 
TGen. Geo. S. Greene, Washing- 
J ton, D. C. 

1 Fred A. IL-lden, 1312 I street, 
1^ Washington, D. C. 
Henry B.Atherton,Esq., Nasluia, 

r Walter Titus Avery, Front 
J street, New York City. 
1 Rby.Wui. Clift, Mystic Bridge, 
1^ Conn. 
Prof. Jonathan Tenney, Owego, 

Tioga Co., N. Y. 
r Lyman H. Bagg, West Spring- 
J field, Mass. 

1 Matthew 1). Bagg, New York 
L City. 
Alfred Poor, Salem, Mass. 
Capt. (liles Bailey, New London, 

Amos Baker, 68 School Street, 
Boston, Mass. 
Mass. (another family.) Ednumd J. Baker, Milton Lower 
Mills, Mass. 
r Byron A. Baldwin, Chicago, 
Massachusetts and Conn. < 111. 

[C. C. Baldwin, Cleveland, 0. 





List of American Families, 





Rhode Island. 
Connecticut and Massachu- 


Rhode Island. 




New Hampshire. 


or Barms 

Rhode Island. 




Beadle (B 




■\Villiam, Stratford, Conn., 


Smithfield, R. I. 
Fairtiild, Conn. 


Rhode Island, Xorth Caro- 

Berg IN, 


1 na, Geoi-gia. 
(New ed.) New York. 


Western Mass., 




New Hampshire. 



New York and New Jersey. 














Rhode Island. 

Loner Islniid X. Y. 

Rhode Island, 

Nevv Hampshire. 

Rhode Island. 








Ira B. Peck, Woonsocket, R. I. 
J. :M. Bancroft, P, O. Box 382, 

New York City. 
Fred. A. IToldeii, 1312 I street, 

Washington, D, C, 
S. S. Barlow, M. D., .55 E. 21st 

street, New York Ci' y. 
"Wn). Barret, Esq., Nashua, N. II. 
Hiram Barrus, Reading, Mass. 
Fred. A. Ilolden, 1312 I street, 

Washington, I). C. 
Rev. I. W. K. Handy, M. D,, 

Mt. Sidney, Augusta Co., Va. 
Prof. Jonathan Teiiney, Owego, 

Tioga Co., N. Y. 
Erastus F. Beadle, N. Y. City. 
fRey. E. E. Beardsley, D.D.. 
I New Haven, Conn, 
-. D. Williams Patterson, New- 
l ark Valley. Tioga Co. , N. Y. 
Martin B. Sco'tt. Cleveland, O. 
Rev. Henry Beers Sherman, 

Esopus, N. Y. 
W. P. Carrison, P. O. Box G3Y2 

New York City. 
Hon. T. G. Bergen, Bay Ridge, 

L. I., N. Y. * 

Cliarles N. Dayton, 107 Front 

street. New York City. 
Stanton Blake, Boston, Mass. 

Samu*-1 L. Boardman, P. O. Box 
yi, Augusta, Me. 

Charles N. Dayton, 107 Front 

street, New York City. 
( Isaac Story, Esq., ~ Boston, 
J Mass. 

( Manin B. Scott, Cleveland, O. 
J. T. Bowne, iSalina, Kansos. 
John M. Bradbury, 18 Somer- 
set St., Boston, Mass. 
Hon. Geo. A. Brayton, Provi- 
dence, K. 1. 
Henry B. Atherton, Esq., Nashua, 

N. 11. 
{. Fre<l. A. Ilolden, 1312 I street, 
•\ Washington, D. C. 
( Martin B. Scott, Cleveland, 0. 
Rev. I. \V. K, Handy. Mount 

Sidney, Augusta Co., \^a. 
Alfre.i Poor, Salem, i\Iass. 
J. S. Buell, Buffalo, N. Y. 
R. H. Buridiairi, Longmeadow, 

Geo. B. Butler, 44 E. 26th 

St., N. Y. City. 
Wm. P. Cabot, Boston, Mas«. 
W. II. U'hitmore, Boston, Mass. 
M. A. Stickney, 119 Boston st., 

Salem, Mass. 
Martin B. Scott, Cleveland, O. 


List of American Families. 






Warwick, 11. I. 


Rhode Ishmd. 








Aquila Chase, Mass 





Rhode Island. 


New York. 




Long Island, N". 

Lonsj; Island, N. 
Robert, Conn. 



Rhode Island. 




Long Island, N. 



Western Mass., 



Craft, (or Thornycraft) 

Long Island, N. 



New York. 


New England. 






Dayton, or Daighton, 

De Graffenreid, 



New Haven, Conn. : N, Y. 

N. J.: R. I. 
North Carolina. 
New York. 



Fred. A. Holden, 1312 I street, 
Washington, I). C. 

Wm. C. Capron, I'xhridge Mas^. 

Miss S. M. Carpenter, I'ough- 
keepsee, N. Y, 

Amos B. Carpenter, West Water- 
ford, Vt. 

Rev. I. W. K. Handy, Mount 
Sidney, Augusta Co., Va. 

Geo. Chandler. Worcester, Mass. 

ClKindler P. Chapman, Madison, 
i Geo. B. Cliase. Boston, Mass. 
I John B. Chace, M.D., Taun- 
( ton, Mass. 

Isaac Child, 20 St. James st., 
Boston, Mass. 

\ Fred. A Ilolden, 1312 1 street, 
{ Washington, I). C. 

Mattliew Clarkson, Esq., New 
York City. 

N. Hubbard Cleveland, South- 
old, Suffolk Co., N. Y. 

J. T. Bowne, Salina, Kansas. 

D. W. Patterson, Newark Val- 
le}', Tioga Co., N. Y. 

Henry S. Coggeshall, New York 

Rev. I. W. K. Handy, Mount 
Sidney, Augusta Co., Va. 

J. T. Bowne, Salina, Kansas. 

N. D, Comstock, Arcadia, Trem- 
pelean Co., Wis. 

Charles N. Dayton, 107 Front 
street. New York City. 

Rev. Edwin T. Corwin, Mill- 
stone, N. J. 

Alfred Poor, Salem Mass. 

J. T. Bowne, Salina Kansas. 

Prof. Jonathan Tenney, Owcgo, 
Tioga Co., N. Y. 

Geo. A. Cunningham, Lunen- 

berg, Mass. 
W. H. Whitmore, Boston, Mass. 
James Bradford Dresser, Adams' 

Basin, Monroe Co., N. Y. 
J. S. Loring, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Perley Derb^', Salem, Mass. 
Rev. I. W. K. Handy, Mount 

Sidney, Augusta Co., Va. 

C. C. Dawson, 94 Chambers st., 
New York City. 

Alfred Poor, Salem, Mass. 
: Oiarles N. Dayton, 1(>7 Front 
street. New York City. 

D. S. Durrie, Madison, Wis. 
Ed. F. Delancey, Esq., New York 

Hon. Charles Dennison,.Mybi,ic 
Bridge, Conn. 


List qf American Families. 



Doty, or Doughty, 







Filer, or F^-ler, 




Gay, John 



Good ALE, 







C. J. & E. Dewitt, 88 Nassau 

street. New York C'ity. 
f Etlian Allen Doty, l-;j William 
Nova Scotia, Massachusetts, j street. New York City. 
Maryland, Long Island, j Rev. 8ilas Kotcham, Eristol, 
[ N. II. 
Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D., 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

New York. 

Rhode Island. 

New York. 
New England. 

Rhode Island. 

Rev. Eenj. "W. Dwight, Clinton, 

N. Y. 
Martin II. StatTord, P. 0. Box 

2830, New York City. 
Harry II. Edes, Charlestown, 
Massachusetts. W. II. Whitmore, Boston, Mass. 

Massachusetts and New D. P. Ilolton, ]\I.D., 148 E. 78th 


Rhode Island. 

Plymouth, Conn. 



street, New York City. 
Florimond D. Fyler, LL. B., 

West AV'insted, Conn.' 
Fred. A. Ilolden, 1312 I street, 

AVashington, D. C. 
Rev. F. \V. Chapman, Prospect, 

Ed. Jacob Foster, Charlestown, 

M. A. Stickney, 119 Boston st., 

Salem, Mass. 
J. T. Bowue, Salina, Kansas. 

Now York. 

New York and New Jersey. 

Joseph Gavit, Albany, N. Y. 
Watcrtown, ^lass.. 1()35, D. W. Patterson, Newark Yallej', 

afterward 'of I)edham. Tioga Co., N. Y. 


Rev. I. ^y. K. Handy, Mt. Sid- 
ney, Augusta Co., Va.- 
A. C. Goodale, Salem, Mass. 
Abner C. Guodell, Jr., Salem, 

Geo. A. Gordon, No. 30 Fourth 
St., Lowell, Mass. 
f D. "W.Patterson, Newark Valley, 
j Tioga Co., N. Y. 
"1 S. Hastings Grant, 104 B'way, 
[ New York City. 
Gen. Geo. S. Greene, Washing- 
ton, D. C. 
fGen. Geo. S. Greene, AVashing- 
,1 ton, I). C. 

") Martin H. Stafford, P. 0. Box 
[ 2,836, New York City. 
Prof. Sam. S. Green, Providence, 

R. I. 
Geo. B. Butler, 44 E. 26th st., 

N. Y. City. 
I. J. Greenwood, 214 W. 14th 
St., N. Y. 
fGen. Geo. S. Greene, AVashing- 
I ton, D. C. 

"I Fred. A. Ilolden, 1,312 I street, 
[ Washington, D. C. 



Exeter, N. II. 

Mathew, Connecticut, 
AA^irwick, R. I. 

Coventry', R. I. 

New London, Conn. 

Rliode Island. 


List of Amencan Families. 

























Boston, Mass., Xew Haven Henry B.Athertou, Esq., Nashua, 

and Wallingford, Conn. KIT. 
Massachusetts. Alfred Poor, Salem, Mass. 

New York. 




Stephen, of Cambridge 
Hartford and Farmington 

New Hampshire. 


Windsor, Conn., and Brain- 
tree, Mass. 

Long Island, N. Y. 

Conn, and L. I. 

East Haddam, Conn. 

New Hampshire. 

Conn., N. J., and Va. 
Rhode Island. 

Rhode Island. 




Rhode Island. 





Hitntoon (or Ilunton), 



New Hampshire, 



New York. 

Rev. Dr. I. W. K. Handy, Mt. 

Sidney, Augusta Co., Ya. 
Rev. Dr. I. W. K. Handy (as 

TDea Alfred Andrews, New 
, I Britain, Conn. 

Gad Andrews, Southington, 
John R. Ham, M.D., Dover, N. 

Alfred Poor, Salem, Mass. 
Henry B.Athertoa, Esq., Nashua, 

Rev. Horace Edwin Hayden, 

Point Pleasant, W. Ya. 
Rev. Dr. I. W. K. Handy, Mt. 

Sidney, Augusta Co., Ya. 
Benj. D. Hicks, Old Westbury, 

Queens Co., N. Y. 
D.W. Patterson, Newark Yallev, 

Tioga Co., N. Y. 
Chas. N. Dayton, lOT Front St., 

N. Y., City, 
Henry B. Atherton, Esq., Nashua, 

0. J. Hodge, Cleveland, 0. 
"VVm. Fred. Holcombe. M.D., 5,4 

E. 25th street. New York City. 
Fred. A. Ilolden, 1,312 I stree't, 

Washington, D. C. 
J. K. Holland, Courtney, Grimes 

Co., Texas. 
Fred. A. Ilolden, Washington, 

D. C. 
D. P. Ilolton, M. D,, 148 E. 78th 

street. New York City, 
j J. T. Bowne, Salina, Kansas. 
/ Martin B. Scott, Cleveland, O. 
( Alfred Poor, Salem, Mass. 
- Elias Howe, 103 Court st., 
( Boston, Mass. 
Gen. Geo. S. Greene, Washing- 
ton, D. C. 
Thos. B. Wyman, 18 Somerset 

St., Boston, Mass. 
Fred. Humphreys, M.D., 5G2 

Broadway, New York City. 
D. T. V. Huntoon, Canton, Mass. 
Dr. I. W. K. Handy, Mt. Sidaey, 

Augusta Co., Va. 
Henry B. Atherton, Esq., Nash- 
ua,' N. H. 
J. K. Holland, Courtney, Grimes , 

Co., Texas. 
Martin B. Scott, Cleveland, O. 
Win. John.son, 355 Broadway, 

New York City. 


List of American Families. 













(Branches which removed 

from N. Y.) 




N. E., and Long Isl.,N.Y.j 


Rhode Island, 




New York and New Jersey 



Le Gro, 






Roxbury, Mass, 



Rliode Island. 
Western, Mass. 





Long Island, N. Y. 




Long Island, N. Y. 
Long Island, N. Y. 
East Hampton, L. I, 




Del., Md., and N, J, 



Rev, Ed. T. Corwin, Mill.stone, 

N J. 
Dr. I. W. K. Handy, Mt. Sidney, 

Augusta Co., Va. 
Thos. B. Wyman, 18 Somerset 

St., Boston Mass. 

Alfred Poor, Salem, Mass. 
Miss Lucy W. Stickney, 119 

Boston St., Salem, Mass. 
Rev. Ed. T. Corwin, Millstone, 

W. H. Whitmore, Boston, Mass. 
D. W. Patterson, Newark Valley, 

X. Y. 
Martin B. Scott, Cleveland. 0. 
John J. Latting, Esq., 20 Nassau 

street, New York Cit}-. 
J. T. Bowne, Salina, Kansas. 
Fred. A. Holden, "Washington, 

D. C. 

John Lathrop, Boston, Mass. 

Rev. E. B. Huntington, Stam- 
ford, Ct. 

Dr. Franklin B. Hough, Low- 

ville, X. Y. 
Henrj' Lee, Boston. 
C. F. Lee, Jr.. Alexandria, Va. 
Rev. E. B. Huntington, Stam- 
ford, Conn, 
Prof. Jonathan Tcnncy, Owego, 

Tioga Co,, N, Y. 
J. S. Loring, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Fred. A. Holden, Washington, 

D, C. 
J. R. Lucas, Auditor's office, st. 

Paul, Minn. 
Rev. Lyman Coleman, D.D. 
A, Maynard Lyon, X. Y. City, . 
Oliver Marcy, Xorthwestern Uni- 
versity, Evanston, 111. 
Isaac Story, Esq., Boston, Mass. 
Clias. X^. Daj'tou, lo7 Front St., 

X'ew Yfjrk City. 
Martin B. Scott, Cleveland, 0, 
Altred Poor, Salem, Mass. 
Genrge and Douglas Merritt, 

X'ew York City. 
Chas. B. Moore, Esq., X. Y. 

J. T. Bowne, Salina, Kansas. 
J. T. Bowne, Salina, Kansas. 
Chas. X. Davton, 107 Front St., 

X. Y. City. 
John B. Xewcomb, Elgin, Kane 

Co., 111. 
W. W. Harper, 350 Broadway, 

Xew York City. 
Rev. Horace Edwin IIa3'dcn, 

Point Pleasant, W. Va. 
Hon. L. M. Boltwood, Hartford, 



List of American Families, 









Patter SOX, 















Kew IlaDip. and Mass, 

Conn,, Mass., R. L 



Chas. B, Norton, Paris, France. 

Alfred Poor, Salem, Mass. 

Ira Osgood, London Centre, 

N. H. 
Francis A. Page, U. S. A., Jack- 
sonville, Fla. 
fH. T), Paine, M. D., 5th avenue, 
j New Vorlc Cit}\ 
1 Royid Paine, 173 Broadway, New 
y York City. 
Corydon Palmer, "Wai-ren, Trum- 
bull Co., Ohio. 
D. P. llolton, M.D., 148 E. 78th 
street, New York City. 

James, Billericn, Mass. 
Jaf?. Wetherslieid, Conn. 
Andrew, Stratford, " 
Alexander, Haddani, " 
Edward and William, 

Berlin, Conn. 
Robert, Wilmington, Del. 
Nicholas, Erwiua, Penn. 
Alexander, Orange Co., 

N. Y. 
All originally from Scot 

land or Ireland. 
James, Lancaster Co., Penn, 

Rhode Island. 

D, W. Patterson, Newark Valley, 
Tioga County, N. Y. 

AVestern, Mass. 


Wm., Hartford, Ct. 


Rhode Island, 

New Jersey. 



James P. Andrews, M.D,, Cole- 

raine, Lancaster Co., Penn. 
Ira B. Peck, AVoonsocket, R, I. 
Wm, Peet, 192 Broadway, New 

York City. 
W. H. Whitmore, Boston, Mass. 
James Coleman, London, Eng. 
Chas. N. Payton, 107 Front st., 

N. Y. City. 
Augustus T. Perkins, Boston, 

Professor Jonathan Tennej-, 

Owesro, N. Y. 
f Albe'rt P. Pitkin, 152 State 
J St., Hartford, Ct. 
] Geo. M. Carrington, AVest 
[ Winsted, Ct. 

Rev. Dr. I. W. K. Handy, Mt. 
. Sidney. Augusta Co., Ya. 
Ed. D. Harris, Boston, Mass. 
Alfred Poor, Salem, Mass. 
Fred. A. Ilolden, Washington, 

D, C. 
W. J. Potts, 529 Cooper street, 

Camden, N. J. 
Mrs. Thos. P. James, Cambridge, 


f S. S. Purple, M.D., 86 W. 22d 
J street. New York City. 
1 Ed. Purple, 36 W. 22d street, 
j^ New York City. 
Thos. B. Wyman, 18 Somerset 
St., Boston, Mass. 


List of American Families. 






Rhode Island. 


Del., Md., and K J 


Kew Hampshire. 















Smith (" lain/ier") 










Ipswich, Mass. 


Rhode Island. 

Kew York and Conn. 


Conn, and New York. 
Rhode Island. 
Ridgeiield, Conn. 
Lono- Island, X. Y. 


Prof. Jonathan Tennej-, Owego, 

N. Y. 
Fred. A. Ilolden, Washington, 

D. C. 
Rev. Horace Edwin Haydcn, 

Point Pleasant, W. Ya. 
John F. Rich, Boston, Mass. 
Rev. I^Ioscs F. Runnels, Sanborn- 

ton, N. II. 
Rev. Dr. I. W. K. Handy, Mt. 
Sidney, Augusta Co., Yn. 
r Nathaniel F. Safford, Boston, 
I Mass. 

■} Martin H. Stafford, P. 0. Bo.x 
l^ 2.8S6, New York City. 
J. A. Salisbury, M.D.", Cleve- 
land, O. 
Martin B. Scott, Cleveland, 0. 
fRev. Enoch Sandford, Rayn- 
J liani, ilass. 

\ Elliot Sanford. Esq., 21 Nassau 
1^ street, New York City. 
C. I. Scotield, Atchinson, Kans. 
Martin B. Scott, Cleveland, O. 
Wm. B. Trask, 18 Somerset, st., 

Boston, Mass. 
Chas. J. Seymour, M.D., Bing- 

hamton, N. Y. 
S. S. Purple, M.D., 86 W. 22d 

street, New York City. 
Mrs. E. Sherwood, 1,57(; S. 8th 

street, St. Louis, Mo. 
]\[artin B. Scott, Cleveland, O. 
1). "\V. Patterson, Newark Valle}-, 

N. Y. 
Fred. A. Ilolden, "Washington, 

D. C. 
Stephen Smith, M.D., New York 

Capt. Benj. Root Spclman, 582 

13roadway, Albany, N. Y. 
Thos. Spooncr, Reading, 0. 

Conn., N. Y. and N. J. 

(new and enl. edition.) 
New York. 

(Warwick)R. I., Va.,N.C. Martin II. Stafford, P. O. Box 
2.836, New York City. 
And. J. Stevens, U. S. Consul at 
Windsor, Out., Canada— P. 0. 
Box 1,044, Detroit, Mich. 
S. E. Stiles, M.D., 178 Atlantic 
street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
(Anthony, of Boston, «cw 

(John, of Groton, Conn.) 
(John, of Ilinoham.Mass.) 
(John, of Wethersfield, "D. W. Patterson, Newark Yalley, 
Conn.) N. Y. 

Rev. Edwin M. Stone, Provi- 
dence, R. I. 
Isaac Story, Esq., Boston, Mass. 
New York. 

Rev. E. W. Stoddard, Succasun- 
na, N. J. 


List of American FamiUes. 




Ten Etjck, 














Van Wie, 








K Y. and N. J. 

Long Island, N. Y. 

From Ed\vard of R. I. 
Rhode Island, 
Rhode Island. 




And other Newport, 

Western, Mass. 

Long Island, N. Y. 


Long Island, K Y. 


Long Island, N. Y. 
New York. 



Rhode Island. 

Rhode Island. 


New Hampshire. 


f William Temple, East Wo- 

-] burn, Mass. 

( W.H.Whitmore, Boston,Mass. 

Prof. .Jonathan Tenney, Owego, 

N. Y. 
f Stewart Terry, Southold, Snff. 
J Co., N. Y. 

1 Stephen Terry, Lock Bo.x 15, 
[ Hartford, Conn. 
Bezaleel Thayer. 
I). W. Allen, P. 0. Box 202, 
Vineland, N. J. 
, le-l'Z.Chas. L. Thurston, New Ro- 
chelle, N. Y. 
Gen. Geo. S. Greene, Washing- 
ton, D. C. 
Fred. A. Ilolden, Washington, 
- D. C. 
Wm. S. Tower, Waterville, N. 

Wm. B. Towne, 18 Somerset st., 
Boston, Mass. 

Wm. B. Trask, 18 Somerset st., 
Boston. Mass. 

Rev. F. W. Chapman, Prospect, 
R. I. Henry E. Turner, M.D., New- 
port, R. I. 

Clias. N. Hajiion, 107 Front st., 
N. Y. City. 

Hon. W. ll. Tuthill, Tipton, 

E. G. Tattle, Dorset, Vt. 

Rev. Wm. Tyler, Auburndale, 

( Abraham S. Underbill, 106 

- Broadway, N. Y. 

( J. T. Bowne, Salina, Kansas. 

S. C. Parkhurst (care R. H. Bur- 
dell), 320 B'way, N. Y. City. 

Rev. John A. Vinton, Winches- 
ter, Mass. 

J. T. Bowne, Salina, 

Miss M. Waterman, Albany, N. 

Rev. I.W. K. Handy, Mt. Sidney, 
Augusta Co., Va. 

Rev. John Lawrence, Reading, 

Rev. J. B. Wakeley, Newburgh, 
N. Y. 
C Gen. Geo. S. Greene, AVashing- 
J ton, D. C. 

) Fred. A. Ilolden, Washington, 
L I). C. 

Fred. A. Holden, Washington, 
D. C. 

Rev. I. W. K. Handy, Mt. Sid- 
ney, Augusta Co., Va. 

H'y "B. Atherton, Esq., Nashua, 
N. H. 


List of American Families. 





Long Island, N. Y 





Rhode Island. 





Rhode Island, 
Massachusetts. - 



Khode Island. 




Rhode Island. 
Rhode Island. 










Conn, and X. Y. 

New York. 


Alfred Poor, Salem, Mass. 
and R.I. Gen. Geo. S. Greene, Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

Rev. Joshua Wellman, D.D., 
Newton, Mass. 

Hon. John Wentworth, Chicago, 

M. H. Stafford, P. 0. Bo.\, 2,836, 
N. Y. City. 

Martin B. Scott, Cleveland, O. 

W. H. AVhitmore, Boston, Mass. 

W. H. Whitraore, Boston. Mass. 

Rev. Fred. A. Whitney, Brigh- 
ton, Mass. 

Fred. A. Holden, Washington, 
D. C. 

Rev. I. W, K. Handy, Mt. Sid- 
nev, Augusta, Va. 

Martin B. Scott, Cleveland, 0. 

Fred. A. Ilolden, Washington, 

D. C. 

Rev. I. W. K. Handy, Mt. Sid- 
ney. Augusta, Va. 

D. P. Holt-.n, M.D., 148 E. 7Sth 
St., N. Y. City. 

Hon. Robert C. Winthrop, Bos- 
ton, Mass. 

Mrs. Lucy W. Davis (wife of Dr. 

E. H. Davis), N. Y. City. 
CAshbel Woodward, M.D., 

J Franklin, Ct. 
1 H. R. Stiles, M.D., 162 Ninth 
t av., N. Y. 
Thos. B. AYyman, 18 Somerset 

St., Boston, Mass. 
Richard Wynkoop, 119 Broad- 
way, N. Y. City. 

Andover (N. H.), 
Cuarlestown (N. H.), 

East Haddam (Ct.), 


Lunenburg (Mass.), 

Newark Valley (Tioga Co. 

N. Y.), 
New Utrecht (Kings Co., 

N. Y.), 


Wiiately (Mass.), 


Geo. E. Emery, Lynn, Mass. 
History of Cong. Church. Rev. H. 11. Sanderson, Charles- 
ton. Sullivan Co., N. H. 
Folks-Book. D. W. Patterson, Newark Valley, 

Tioga Co., N. Y. 
Genealoqies of S. S. Barlow. M.D., 53 E. 21st 

St., N. Y. City. 
Hist, and Geneal. of Geo. A. Cunningham, Lunen- 

burg, Mass. 
, Geneal. Catalogue of first D. W. Patterson, Newark Val- 

Church of ley, N. Y. 

Hist, and Geneal. Hon. T. G. Bergen, Baj' Ridge 

P. O., N. Y. 
Hist, and Geneal. A. W. Holden, M.D., Glens 

Falls, N. Y. 
Hist, of: Additions to the Rev. Geo. R. Howell. State 
genealogies in Library, Albany, N. Y. 

Rev. J. II. Temple, Framingham, 

1872,] Society s Proceedings. 143 


Wallixgford (Conn.), Genoal. of 37 families. Chas. H. S. Davis, M.D., Meri- 

den, Ct. 
Winchester (Conn.), Genealogies of John Boyd. West Winsted, Ct. 

Virginia, Families ot R. C Brock, Richmond , Va. 

Yates County (N. Y.), Hist, and Geneal. S. C. Cleveland, Penn Ynn, N. Y. 

Also new editions of Durrie's Index to American Pedigrees, and Whitraore's Haiid- 
Book of American Genealogy. 



Meetinq, April 1 Zth. Mr. Edward F. De Lancey read a historical paper, entitled 
"Jacob Leisler, his Medal, and his Descendants." The pedigree of Martin Hawley 
Stafford, was presented and referred to the Committee on Pedigrees. 

Meeting, April 21th. Mr. C. B. Moore read a sketch of "Samuel Edsall, Hatter; a 
companion of Gov. ''Jacob Leisler." The Committee on Pedigrees reported that they 
had examined the pedigree of M. H. Stafford, and had found it to contain ninety-si.x 
items, out of the one hundred and thirteen required by tiie committee to make it com- 
plete. The President called attention to the gift to the Society by Masters ]\Ioreau 
and Drowne of " The Diary of Solomon Drowne, M.D., with genealogical notes," 
printed by them. 

ATeeting, May Wth. Mr. J. J. Latting, in the absence of the Librarian, S. Hast- 
ings Grant, reported large donations of books and pamphlets. Mr. Rudolph B. 
Irmtraut, heraldic paimer presented a beautifully illuminated seal of the Society, and 
on motion of Dr. Wm. F. Holcombe, a vote of thanks was given to the donor, and the 
picture was referred to the Library Committee to be framed and hung in the Society's 
rooms. On motion of Dr. Edward B. O'Callaghan, a committee, consisting of Dr. 
O'Callaghan, Rev. Beverly R. Betts and Edward'F. De Lancey, Esq.. was appointed to 
report the best way of securing a diagram of, and a record of the inscriptions on the 
tomb-stones in, the various cemeteries of this city, especially of Trinity Church and 
St. Paul's. Dr. O'Callaghan read a paper, entitled" " Early History of the New York 
Bar,'' includiog biographies of Sampson Shelton Brougliton, May Bickley, David 
Jamison and Francis Harrison, all of whom were Recorders, and the first three 
Attorneys-General of the Province of New York. 

Meeting, May 25th. Tlie Committee on Census presented their report. Mr. C. B. 
Moore read a paper concerning the impressment of soldiers in Connecticut during the 
French war. Rev. Beverly R. Betts read a biographical sketch of the late Dr. Natha- 
niel F. Moore, President of Columbia College. 

Meeting, June 8th. Dr. O'Callaghan reported, as chairman, the action of the Com- 
mittee on City Cemeteries, and Messrs. E. B. O'Callaghan, Win. F. Holcombe, M. H. 
Stafford, J. J. Latting, H. H. Stiles and Elliot Sandford, were appointed a committee to 
carry out the purpose of the resolution adopted May 11th. ' C. B. M<>ore, Esq., read 
sketches of Samuel Moore, native of Southold, L. L, and of Samuel Moore, native of 
Salisbury, Ct. 


"The Corm^in Genkalogy — (Curwin, Curwen, Corwine) — in the United States, by 
"(Rf.v.) Edward Tanjore CoRM-iN, Millstone, N. J." N. Y. S.W.Green. 1872. 
8vo., pp. 2-1 & 284. 

This long promised work is issued. The price, §3, may be forwarded to the author. 
He deserves prompt re-imburscmcnt of his outlay. He offers to others — at small cost — 
the " result of the slow accumulation of many years." The great labor and care of this 
is evidently not sought to be recompensed. This is the first complete genealogy 
originating" nominally at Ipswich. Mass., but really from the old town of Southold, L. L 
of one of the earliest English settlers of the present State of New York. The author 
says " it only recently became possible," bj' means of the "Indexes of Soufhold." Otliers, 
exhibiting equal diligence, it is hoped may follow, until we shall have a clear and dis- 
tinct idea of the history — long buried — in 'that region. Of the arrangement " in alpha- 

144 Notes on Bools. [J^^^^y, 

belical order of Christian names," we need not speak. It has some excuse in the large 
number of names, scattered all over the country, of whieli the author, after much cor- 
respondence, has failed to receive anj' satisfactory account. Its merit must depend 
upon its success or failure, in being comprehended by those interested. As a pioneer, 
like the man whose numerous descendants it chiefly describes (many of them also 
pioneers), the author has performed well the introductory work necessary to reach a 
more advanced stage of completeness. "We apprehend lie will receive so many fillings U]) 
of blank spaces, that we shall at some future period have his active pen again enlisted. 
Tlie old wills wliich he has copied, are important. Other records, of course, will come to 
light. The work is full of instruction. The author's keen perception of the advantages 
attending genealogical studies, and his happy illustrations on this topic will commend the 
work to all his fellow members. His references to Hungarian history, and to the part 
which Hungarians took in the great Protestant struggle, are of themselves highly interest- 
ing, and ha jipily introduce to us " Matthias Corwin," the early settler of our 6tate bearing 
the ancient Hungarian name of honor. His English and American History is well and 
tersely given. The original meaning of the many Christian names scattered through 
tlie work, which the learned MTiter has conveniently introduced, will make the work — 
with its many attractions — a desirable one for a large class of readers. The history of 
our country, "from the commencement, will be gathered by the student from such works, 
— and some part of it from no other sources. An e.xample may be found at p. 45, 2d 
Edward, " taken from his family in the night, by a press-gang, in the time of the French 
war, 1755 ; put on a ship, where he died in about 3 or 4 years, without ever getting 
back to his family "(a wife and 6 children !) This Avas the way loyalty was taught — 
to the east end of L. I. Of a family essentially martial — the soldiers, of course, turned 
out to support Congress. The " dispersion " all over the country, gave room for growth, 
and is one of the most curious results. The full and laborious general Index, at the 
end, is deserving of highest praise. We have not time to test its accuracy fully, but so 
far as we have tried, it has been found correct. c. b. m. 

Genealogy of the Maule Family, witu a brief Account of Thomas Maule, of Salem, 
Massachusetts, the Ancestor of the Family in tiik United States. 8 vo., 15 pp. 
A modest, but very interesting sketch (it can hardly be called a genealogy — being 
quite deficient in dates) of the" English family of this name, and of the American 
descendants of the sturdy old Quaker, polemical writer and disputant, whose only 
(known) son John, disgusted with the bigotry of the Salem Puritans, which had ren- 
dered his whole New England life a scene of contention, and not caring to "fight it out 
on that line"— sought a peaceful home and liberty of conscience under the benign in- 
fluences which surrounded Penn's colony at Philadelphia, whither he went about 
17i)0-l. There ho married, and, in this handsome pamphlet, his descendants are briefly 
sketched and traced down to the late Israel Maule, of Philadelphia, — by whose son 
"William, as we suppose, this labor of family love has been so gracefully performed. 

H. R. s. 

Records OF the Proprietors of Narraganset Township, No. 1, now the Town of 
Buxton, Maine, from Avgust 1st, 1733 to January 4th, 1811, with a Documentary 
,v Introduction by "Williaji F. Goodwin, Captain U. S. Army, Concord, N. H. : 
Privately printed, 1871 [for Cyrus Woodman, of Cambridge, Mass., and Captain Wm, 
F. Goodwin, of Concord, N. 11. : only 291 copies]. Bvo., pp. xx., 400. 
The introductory chapter of this book is, as its author justly claims, "wider in its 
scope than that ot a locid history. It pertains, in an essential sense, to the Narraganset 
Avar ; and its documentary ])ages will be recognized as of some worth to early general 
New England History ; disclosing information essential to the right understanding of 
memorable events ; correcting misapprehensions and removing unjust aspersions, which 
the conjectures of historians liaA-e perpetuated," and disclosing, among other things, 
" the origin of the system of donating from the public domain in recompense for mili- 
tary services." Tlie book is admirably constructed, on a simple, but, comprehensive 
])lan. If the history of each of the seven toAvnships (viz.: Buxlon, Mc. ; Westminster, 
Jdixs. ; Amherst, JV. II.; Goffsloivn, Mass., including part of Manchester, N. H., and 
Gieenwich; Bedford, Jfrtss, " including part of Manchester and ilerrimack, N. II.; 
Templeton, Mass.; Gorham, Me.) granted to soldiers of the Narraganset war and their 
representative;', could be so written, in the same manner, we should have a body of early 
hi^torv of no ordinary value and interest. And it is not unreasonable^ to hope that 
they may yet be written since the original records of these seven townships are still 
preserved; and the introductory portion of the history of the whole seven has already 

1872.] Notes and Qxeries. 145 

been gathered in the Introductory chapter to this voUime before ns The genealogist will 
gratefully notice the numerous military nmster-rolls, biographical sketclies, and family 
histories witli which the volume is appropriately annotated, viz.: descendants of Abiel 
and Samuel Goodwin, Dea. Timothy Hazellinc, "Mark Hounds, Capts. John and Daniel 
Lane. Isaac Hancock, Joshua Kuuhdll, Capt. John Elden, Samuel Bragdcn, Capt. Thomas 
and Esq. Jacob Bradbury, etc. "• ^- ^■ 

Journal of a Cruise in the Fall of ITSO in the Private Sloop of War, Hope, 

BY Solomon Drowne, M.D. of Provibence, R. I., with "Notes" by Henry T. 

Drowne. New York. 18'i'2. 8vo., p. 27. 

Two young amateur printers. Master Charles L. (son of Chas. B.) 3Ioreau, and Mas- 
ter Henry 11. (son of Henry T.) Drowne, of this city, both aged about 13 years, have 
just issued this work by subscription, from the private press of the former, and in a 
limited edition of \W copies. It is a most beautiful illustration of what can be accom- 
plished by the careful direction of youthful tastes and boyish energies in some practical 
and useful pursuit. Owing probably to want of experience and lack of some of the 
necessary facilities for making up the matter into " forms," the work is printed on one 
side only of the pages — but, in every other respect — in evenness of color, delicacy of 
impression and tasteful adaptation of type — it is an exquisite «)0)Tca?< of printing which 
will bear comparison with the work of some of our large establishment.s. The " Notes " 
consist of a biographical sketch of the author of the Journal, Dr. Solomon Drowne, a 
gentleman whose social standing in his day, as well as his admirable personal traits, 
rendered him well worthy of this simple memorial ; and — last, but not least interesting 
to gQUQoXoglsis, a^hovt geiualogy of the Browne Family. h. r. s. 

Historical Collections of thk American Colonial Church. 

The second volume of the above great work, entitled "Papers relating to the 
History of the Church in Pennsylvania, A.D. 1680-1778, was issued in December last. 
In point of the literary ability of its editorship, and the completeness and elegance of 
its external appearance, it is fully equal to the " Papers relating to the History of the 
Church in Virginia," which formed the first of the series. Massachusetts furnishes the 
material for the third volume, and the series promises to be one of rare interest and 
value. The editor (Rev. Wm. Stevens Perry, D. U., of Geneva, N. Y.) makes an earnest 
appeal for increased " exertion on the part of even a few of the subscribers" towards 
securing "the seventeen additional subscribers who alone can be received, and thus 
lessen the cost of the volume (nearly one-fourth) to each subscriber." 

Act of Incorporation, By-Laavs and Officers of the New London County His- 
torical Society. November, 1871. New London, 1871. 12mo., 7 pp. 
^\e call attention to this pamphlet, by way of atoning for the oversight which, in 

our notice of the organization of the Society,*in the January number of the Recokd, 

omitted the word " County." 

The Mother's Register, translated from the French of J. B. Foussagrives, and 

published by John Ross & Co., New York, affords a convenient method for kec]nng 

domestic records, which will aid the "family doctor" and parents in some questions of 

domestic hygiene. 


A Remarkable Gathering. — The venerable Judge Jeffrey O. Phelps, of Simsbury, 
celebrated his eighty-first birthday on the 1st of "February, 1872, by inviting to his 
house the friends and associates of his early life, residing in his vicinity. The following 
aged persons were present, all residing in Simsbury : 


Judge John 0. Pettibone, 8-1 Mr. Harvey Allen, 78 Mrs. Lucy AV. Ensign, 71 

Hon' Noah A. Phelps, S3 Mrs. Harvey Allen, 67 Mr. Zopliar St. John, 72 

•Rev Curtis Goddard, 82 Mr. Alpheus Chaffee, 77 Mrs. Zophar St. John, 63 

:Mrs. Curtis Goddard, * 78 Mrs. Alpheus Chaffee, 62 ]\[rs. Hannah L. Phelps, 70 

Mr. Whiting Shepherd, 83 :\Ir. Julius Chapman, 77 Mr. Watson Wilcox, 69 

Mrs. Abigail Hoskins, So Mrs. Fanny Tuller, 75 Mrs. Watson Wilcox. 59 

Mr. Obed Higley, 81 Mrs. Betsey Nobles, 75 Mrs. Mary Babcock, 65 

Mrs. Dolly G.Humphrey, 79 Mr. Hector F. Phelps, 74 Mrs. Saliua Belden, 63 

Miss Catherine Phelps, 73 Mrs. Maria Wilcox, 74 

146 Notes and Queries. [July, 

The total ages of the above, (induding Judge Phelps), twenty-seven persons, is 1,995 
years, an average of 74 years. A bounteous dinner was provided, after partaking of 
whicli the afternoon was spent in singing Auld Lamj Sync, and otlier old and familiar 
songs, and reciting to each otlier the scenes and incidents of their youth. It was a 
happy gathering of these venerable persons. — Nor walk {Conn.) Sentinel. 

Almanacs. — Were any almanacs published in New England or New York, for the 
3"ear 1752, which did not conform to new style. I have an old record of deaths, kept 
in East Windsor, Conn., the author of which seems to liave ignored the cliange of style; 
for he notes deaths as occurring on " Sep. 5," " Sep. 7," " Sep. 11," and near the end of 
the year says, " Widow Hannah Grant, d. Dec. 17, 1752," while her gravestone has the 
date "Dec.'28, 1752." d. w. r. 

BocKEE Abstract of the will of Abraham Bockce of the City of New York ; dated 
October 2d, 1702. He was of the Huguenot family Bocquet, also spelled Bokee in some 

Bequeaths to his eldest son his lands at Pokkeepsinck in Dutchess County 
and £10; to each of his other children £30; to his wife Tankee, his plantation at 
Acquacquanunc in the province of East New Jersey, with his cattle and horses tliereon, 
and all his personal property except as before mentioned ; but in case of htr marrying 
again, she being only tenant for life, and at her decease the property to be made good 
to the children, to each an equal share thereof. 

Appoints his wife Tankee, Andrew Tiebout and Christopher Stenness his executors. 
Wi'nesses: Wolfert Webber. Ed'd J. Cole and Wm. Huddleston. 

His children were: (1) Johannes (no issue). {■>) Jacobus. His widow married Daniel 
Phoenix, and his only son Abraham, born 1717, married Maria Carr, was a merchant in 
New York in and about 1750, but soon after moved to the Nine Partners in Dutchess 
County. He left children: Mary married Isaac Salkekl of Mauch Chunk. Peiin. ; Annetie 
married Wm. Pugsley of the Nine Partners, and Jacob married, April 17th, 178^^. to 
Ca'herine Smith, daughter of Isaac Smith and Margaret Piatt. (H) Abraham; son, 
William, who had sons: John, Frederick, Abi-aham and William ; daughters: Ilylar, 

Rebecca and . These four sons, their descendants are all of the name in and about New 

York, Philadelphia, or Baltimore. (4) Isaac (no knowledge of). (5) Mauriiie, married 
Sampson Benson, (ti) Jacomintic, married Ilendrick Brevoort. (7) Catalina, married 
Derick Benson. (8) Tankee, married Ilendrick Pearce. 

Any information of either of the above branches will be thankfully received, 
addressed to Jacob Bockkk, Jr., Shekomeko, N. Y. 

/ Cromwell. — That John J. Cromwell waa a descendant of Col. John Cromwell, 3rd 
I son of Sir Oliver Cromwell, appears by the Pedigree contained in the Appendix to 
/ Bolton's History of West-Chester County, Vol ii, p. 512, where it is stated that, besides 
j a daughter, Joan, Col. Cromwell had a son, Jolin, wh(j emigrated from Holland to New- 
I Netherland, and settled at Long-Neck, afterwards called Cromwell's Neck, Westchester 
1 County. J. J. L. 

Genealogical Notes of New Youk Families in Pennsylvania. — From a family 
place of burial known as the " Rodman" or " Gibbs" Graveyard, situated in a woods 
several hundred yards from the turnpike above Eddington Station, Bensalen Township, 
Bucks County, Penna. This place which was formerly the seat of the " Rodman 
Family," is now occupied by William B. Mann, Esq. On a fine large flat stone of white 
liiarble of about 5 feet by 3, and 3 feet from the ground, is the following: 

"In memory of | Richard Gibbs Esquire | who died October the 5th 1795. | He was 
born at We.stbury | in Wilt.shire. I^nglanu | on the 22d of July 1723 | came to this 
Country in 1746 | settled in Bucks County | where he married in 17 53 | Margery 
Harrison | of the State of New York. | In 1770 he purchased this Farm | And Lived on 
it tlie rest of his Life | and by his directions was | Interred here." 

" Wilson &, Hampton, Fecit." 

From a grave-j-ard believed to have been that of a Dutch Reformed Church, in Bucks 
County, Penna., on the Buck Road above Feasterville, opposite Southampton Township 
School House No. 4: 

" Sacred to the memory of | Benjamin Larzellere | of Staten Island, who died | June 
17th 1805 I aged 28 years 11 months and 23 days. | 

Hark from the Tombs a doleful sound | My ears attend the cry | Ye living men come 
view the ground | Where you must sliortly lie." 

The name of " Lazellere" is still common in Bucks Co. 

1872.] Notes and Queries. 147 

From the "Penii.a. Chmnicle," p. 118, Au;?. ITth, 1767. Plnla.: " A few days ago died 
in this City Mr. I. J. Read, M.D., a Gentleman who lately arrived here from 
New York." 

In Bradford's Weekly Mercnrv, published in Phila., imder the head of News from 
New York, we find the following: " New York April Oth 1724. On the 2d Instant in 
the morning died, and on the 4th was Decently Interred here, May Bickley Esq: an 
Eminent Lawyer of this place, who was Universally beloved for his Probity, Charity, 
Sincerity etc., his Death is General}* Lamented." 

From Christ Church (Prot. Epis.) "Book of Burial Inscriptions," Phila., by Mr. 
Edward Clark, a scarce work, j). fil : Samuel Stilwell | of the city of New York | 
merchant | who departed this life of vicissitude | in the 41st year of his age | and on 
the 10th day of December j Anno Domini 170.5. 

In the old Baptist Church-yard of Southampton, Bucks Co., Penna., is the following: 

Here lies intered the mortal man | Elder Thomas B. Montayne | Born in the City of 
New York | January 29th 1769. | Baptized bv Elder Jno Gano 1780 | Licensed 1787 | 
Ordained 1788 | Pastor of Warwick Church, N. Y. | 12 years and 6 mo. | Moved to Pel. 
1801 I Pastor of Southampton until his death | Sept. 27th 1829 | whole time in the 
ministry 42 Years | the chief of sinners and the least of saints | Written with his own 
hand in the 61st Year of his Life. | Beneath this stone we laid our mother | Ann 
Edmonds, wife of | Rev. Thomas B. ISIontayne \ Born in the State of New York | 
Januarv 27th 1771 | Died June 2d 1860 | So Jesus slept God's dying Son \ Passed 
through tlie grave and blest the bed | Rest here blest saints till from his throne [ The 
luorning break and pierce the shade. 

Camden, K J. William John Potts. 

joxES.— The Revd. Isaac Jones, formerly of Litchfield, Conn., but now deceased, 
descendant in the 4th generation from Dep'y Gov'r William Jones, of New Haven, is 
known to have expended nnich time, labor and careful research in tracing the Gene- 
alogy of his familv. In the year 1848, he furnished to the late Jacob Bailey Moore, 
Librarian of the" New York Historical Society, a brief statement of the result of his 
investigations, whicii Mr. Moore included in a memoir of Gov'r Theophilus Eaton, 
published in the Vol. of the New York Historical Society Collections for 1849 (Vol. ii, 
2nd Series, p. 409, &c.) The Querist is referred to this article as the authority for the 
general statement respecting the relationship of the New Haven families of Jones to 
Col. John, the Regicide. 

It is there asserted very positively that Dep'y Gov'r William Jones was the son of 
Col. John Jones, the Regicide ; and that the latter had two other sons— John, from 
whom descended Sir William Jones, and Morgan, irom whom came Revd. William 
Jones of Nayland. 

I have been shown the original letter from the Revd. Isaac Jones to Mr. Moore, 
which accompanied this information, wherein the writer adds that he then had in his 
possession " all the documents faithfully copied from original writings " whicli his 
" pious ancestors left behind them," to jn-ove his assertions. I have instituted enquiries 
for these papers, and learn that, after Mr. Jones' death, tliey came into the possession 
of one of his family, residing in Chicago, but were all destroyed by the recent con- 
flagration in that city, with many valualjle original family portraits, including one of 
the Regicide himself, said to have been taken in London, the very year of his death, 
1660. 1 am further informed that copies of some of these papers were made some years 
ago by a relative of the Revd. Mr. Jones, which I trust are still in existence, and may 
yet be found. . 

That the Rev. William Jones of Nayland was a descendant of Col. Jones, the Regi- 
cide, is positively stated by his biographer, who adds: " His father was Morgan Jones, 
" a Welsh gentleman " (Works of Rev. William Jones, vol. i, p. 12.) 

That Sir" William Jones was also a descendant of the Regicide, is not stated in any 
other notice or memoir of him tliat I have seen. It will be observed Lord Teignmouth 
(his biographer and great admirer) carefully ignores his paternal ancestry, ^yhlle he 
refers to his maternal descent as a mutter of pride; but, it is said, that both his lather 
and his grandfather were natives and residents of Anglesey, the birth-place and resi- 
dence of Col. Jones. (Life of Sir William Jones, in his Works, vol. i, p. 9, &c.) 

These facts would seem, in some degree, to confirm the statements of the Rev. Isaac 

That these children were by Catharine, the sister of Cromwell, widow of Capt. Roger 
Whetstone, whom Col. Jones married, late in life, may be questionable— perhaps, is 

148 Notes and Queries. [J^ily> 

improbable. See " jSTarrative of the late Parliament," <fec., published in London, 1657, 
reprinted in Ilarleian Jlissecllauy, vol. iii, pp. 460, 465, where this marriage is referred 
to as havinn; then "lately" taken place. This may mean one, or two, or, pos.siblj-, three 
years prior to that time, when he must have been over 70 years of a^e, having been 
born, as it is said, in 1579; and she, near 60, having been born February 7, 1597. 
That it did not occur j)rior to March, 1655, may be inferred from the correspondence 
between Henry Cromwell and Secretary Tliurloe. Col. Jones, wlio had been one of the 
Commissioners for the government of Ireland, returned to England in ivXy, 1654 (Thur- 
loe's State jiapers, vol. ii, p. 516). He seems to have incurred Henry Ci-omwell's dis- 
pleasure while there, who in writing to Thurloe from Dublin, under date of March 12, 
1C55, speaks of him as one "dissatisfied with the Government," and being an "oW 
Frotfdant" and "dangerous and prejudicial to the publique on that account" (Thurloe, 
vol. iv., p. 606). On the 2d of April tbllowing, Plenry Cromwell again ^\Tites to Thur- 
loe, acknowledging tlie receipt of a letter from Thurloe to him, dated the 25th of ilarcli 
(in which probably Thurloe had acquainted liira with the news that Col. Jones was 
about to marry his aunt), and adds: " When I wrote to you about Col. John Jones, I 
" did not know that he was likely to bee my unkle. Perhaps that may serve to obleige 
" him to faithfuUness to his hiiihness and government. I wish it hath as good an 
"influence uppon him as to other things; but you have silenc't mee as to him." 
(Id. p. 672). 

The Rev. Isaac Jones, in the article above alluded to, in giving the name of Col. 
Jones' wife, states it to have been " Henrietta." May this not have been -the proper 
name of liis first wife, the mother ot his children? All other reliable authorities 
show that the name of Cromwell's sister, who first married Roger Whetstone, was 
" Catharine.'' 

Cromwell Pe'Ugree in Bihliotheea Top. Brit. No. A'.l'A'Z lieprinted in Clulle)-bnvl's 
Hist, of Hertford, vol. ii, p. 95, d'c. Ill NichoVs Topog. & Gen., pp. 160, 176. Carlyles 
Letters and Speeches of ilrormccU, vol. i, p. 20, JVote, correcting Noble. 

J. J. L. 

Lincoln. — I am remiiuled by Mr. Potts' valuable paper on the Lincoln family of 
Pennsylvania (in the last number of the Record), of a will which I met with in tlie 
Registrar's ofHce at Philadelphia, giving a Cliristian name wliich does not occur in ]Mr. 
Potts' article. In view of tlie possible connection of the testator with our late President, 
and of the early date of the will, which appears to have been made on ship-board, it 
seems to me worthy of publication in fidl. 

" In the name of God Amen. I Ellish Lin'Colxe being sick and weake in Body but 
of perfect & sound ilemory aiul understanding do will and bequeath my soule to God 
Almighty ray Creator Secondly I will and bequeath my chest of cloathes which I 
have here on board together with what Silver, Gold, Bills, Bonds, Assignem*, writings 
and papers therein and to lue belonging to my loving Kindswoman Mrs. Mary Cant- 
well, it being my Will & desire that shee the said iNIary shfiuld Recover have & enjoy 
all my concernes and Goods whatsoever that to nie here belongeth. In witness where- 
of I have hereunto sett ray hand this day & yeare above written. 

Elush Lincolxe 
Being present 

Ilellen Mayow 
Michaell Booth." 

The a!)ove was proved 16th of 9th mo. 1685, and is recorded in Will Book A, page 22. 

T))e name of Abraham Lincoln appears in 1798 as one of the Commissioners of the 
Germantown and Reading (Berks Co., Pa.) Turnpike Road Comijany, and tliat of James 
Lincoln, " late from the City of Dublin," on Jan. 4, 1780, amongst those wlio took the 
oatli of allegiance to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Both of these are family 
names mentioned in the President's letter {ante. p. 69), but the former is probably the 
same with one noticed bv Mr. Potts. Mordecai Lincoln is also found amongst our early 
deeds. (See Deed Book G, 5, 380.) 

Philadelphia. t. s. 

Mahriages of Mkn of Xew York to Wome>j of 1\ew Jersey. (Extracted from 
Railway, N. J., Monthly Meeting Records.) 

17th of 7th Mo., 1761. Marmaduke Hunt, Iv'ew Rochel. Westchester Co., N. Y.,and 

Elizabetli Marsh, of Woodbridge, N. J. 
22d of 9th Mo., 1763. Thomas HalJct, of Queens Co., L. I., and Pheby Shotwell, 
of Elizabeth, N. J. 

1872.] Notes and Queries. 149 

21st of nth Mo.. 1765. Israel ILilIet, of Queens Co., L. T., and Naomy Shotwell, of 

Elizabeth, N. J. 
17th of 3d Mo., 1768. John Townsend, of Queens Co., L. I., and Susannah Shot- 
well, of Elizabeth, N. J. 
20tliof lOtliMo., 1768. John Way, of Newtown, L. I., and Mary Marsh, of Wood- 

brido-tCN. J. 
8th of 5th Mo., 1771. Thomas' Burling, of the City of New York, and Sarah Sliot- 

well, of Woodbridge, N. J. 
1st of 6th Mo., 1787. WilUani Webster, of Newtown, L. I., and Susannah Laing, 

of Piscatawny, N. J. 
20th of 2d Mo., 1794. Samuel Hicks, of Westbnry, Queens Co., L. T., son of Ben- 
jamin (deceased), and f hebo, his wife, of South Hemp- 
stead, same county, and Amy Brook, widow of Charles 
Brook, of Kahway, N. J., daughter of Benjamin (de- 
ceased), and Amy Shotwell, of Rahway. 
22d of 4th Mo., 1801. George Robertson, of the City of New York, son of Stephen 
ami Elizabeth Robertson, of Liverpool, England (both 
deceased), and Elizabeth Pound, daughter of .Samuel and 
Catharine Pound, of Piscataqua. 
Plainfield, N. J., April, 1872. c. c. d. 

LoNGi-ELLow.— Under the title of " A Nook in the North," the Rev. Robert Collyer, 
of Chica'40, gives an interesting account of a visit to Ilkley, in Wharfdale, and of an ex- 
amination ot'tho church registry -books. The object was to test a report that the Long- 
fellows came from Ilkley. Mr. Collyer found the name and sufficient proof that the 
poet was really and truly a descendant of the Ilkley Longfellows. Mr. Collyer's paper 
appeared in the Manchcxtcr Unitarian Hn-ald for October 20, 1871. The article also 
contains some notices of the Heber family, one branch of which was settled at Ilkley. 
It is to be regretted that Mr. Collyer, while giving interesting ijarticulars of his suc- 
cessful search for Longfellows and llebers, has neglected to give the dates. All wo 
learn is, that the registry-books reach back to 1598, and that our "rude forefathers" 
are chronicled " in wretched 'Li[X\n"—A)iicrican Bibliopolisi. 

Swords. — (Copied from the Archives N. Y. Hist. Soc, Book form, entitled " MS. — 
Swords' Family, 1777.") 

To the Honorable Horatio Gates, Esq., Major General in the Continental Array, and 
Connnander Chief on the Northern Department. 

The Petition of Thomas Swords, late of Stillwater, & now residing in this City, 
Most humble Sheweth — 

That your Petitioner hath Served in the British Array for twenty-two Years, and is 
yet a Lieutenant therein, but has been indulged with the liberty of returning from Eng- 
land to his Wife and family in this Couutry. That this unnatural Warr being abhorrent 
to your Petitioner, ho has carefully avoided taking an active part in it; he has long 
since given his Parole, and has received the thanks of the Committee of this City for 
having faithfully observed it. 

That by the Precipitate Retreat of General Schuyler & his Army, your Petitioner 
was obliged with Equal Rapidity to quit his house & Property near Stillwater &. 
Fly with his Numerous family of Children to this City for Safety from the much 
dreaded Barbarity of Savage Cruelt}' ; 

AVhereby he is deprived of every possible means of Support & his Wife & Children 
reduced from a Comfortable Scituation to the greatest Distress. 

That your Petitioner has reason to think his Cattle & Crop and other Effects were 
appropriated to the LTse of the Army under your Honor's Command and relying on 
that inate Justice with which your Bre>t is replete ife for which you are eminently con- 
spicuous: Your Petitioner most earnestly Prays that your Honor will be favourably 
pleased to order him payment for his said property and also that you will permit your 
Petitioner to remove to Canada with his family, where by the probability of getting 
the Arrears of Pay due to liira, and to the low Prices of the Necessaries of Life he may 
be able to support his numerous family which otherwise must become a public Charge 
from his utter inability of procuring for himself or them the common Necessaries of 

These are the Prayers of your Petitioner, and that you may ever Bless'd with Heaven 
choicest favores, the certain Reward of the Just the Generous & the Brave. 

Tiios. Swords, 
Albany Oct 19—1777 

150 Ohiiuciry Notes, [J^%j 

Vax DvKK.—In reply to tlie enquiry of tlie Rev. H. E. Hayden, in relation to tlie 
Van Dyke family, I give the following ns the result of examinations of family • 
records, tfec. 

THOMAS JANSZ VAX DYKE, of the Netherlands. No evidence of his having 
emigrated. Issue: — Jan Thomasse from .Amsterdam, emigrated to this country, and 
settled in New Utrecht, Kings Co., Long Island, m. Tryntje Haegen, who in. "id, Aug. 
11, 1678, in Brooklyn, Tilcman Jacobsz Vanderhard: Jan. d. prior to Nov. 1673, mid 
had children : 

Thomas Jansz, of New Utrecht, who m. Marritje Andriessen. 

Derick Jatisz emigrated from Amsterdam, wlio m. Apl. 25, 1674, iu New York, 
Urseltje Jana of New Orange. 

Achias, Agyas, or Hac/gim JanK, emigrated in 1652, as per oaths of allegiance in 
1687; d. prior to 1708; ni. 1st Jannctje Lamberts, or Lammers ; m. 'id Dec, 1693, 
Magdalena llendricksc, wid. of Minne Johannes: resided in Brooklyn on a farm 
adjoining New Utrecht, fionting the Bay. 

Hendrick Jansx, m. Feb. 20, 1680, Jannctje or Femmetje Harmans, dau. of Harmen 
Jansen van Barkeloo, and resided on Staten Island. 

Karel, Corne'is, or Curohis Jansz, of Amsterdam, emigrated in 16.52, as per oaths of 
allegiance in 1687; d. 1736; m. June 27, 1680, in Brooklyn, Lysbeth Aards Vander 
Hard of Nterikoop, Holland; resided in New L'trecht. 

Jem Jaiixz, of Amsterdam, emigrated 1652, as per oaths of allegiance in 1687; d. 
1736 ; m. May 9, 1673, in New York, Teuntje Tyssen Van Pelt, of Gilderland, who d. 
1726 ; resided in New Utrecht, on a farm fionting N. Y. Bay. 
Mayke Jansz, m. Apl. 22, 1694, Joliannes Daniels Brinkerhoudt or Richeau. 
Anganietje or Annalie Jansx, m. Dec. 3, 1662, Adi'ian Wilemse Bcnnet of GoWanus. 
Pieter Janss, of N. Y., in 1720; m. Annetje Jansz. 

Claes Tiiomasse, m. 1st Apl. 20, 1689, in Flatbush, Tryntje Rienerse Requiers, or 
Remmerse of Flatbush; m. 2d, June 4, 1692, Fransyntie ileiidricks, of Flatbush; re- 
sided in Brooklyn and had children : — 
Tryntje. bap. Aug. 24, 1690, in Brooklyn. 
Gecfije, bap. Nov.'m, 1694, in Brooklyn. (By 2d wife.) 

Henilrii'k, bap. Apl. 5. 1708, in Brooklyn; d. prior to Nov., 1752; m. (suppose) 
Margrietje Terhune, and settled on the Raritan River, N. J. 
Nealtje, m. John Leake, of Gravesend. 

Nicholas Thomase, m. July 3, 1690, Fransyntje Hendrickse (per Record, Vol. 3, No. 
2). Removed to Newcastle Co., Delaware. 

HENnr.icK Tuomasse, emigrated from Amsterdam; m. Sept, 7, 1679, in Brooklyn, 
Neeltje Adriaens, wid. of Jan Laurens of New Utrecht. He resided at Yellow Hook, 
now Bay Ridge, New Utrecht. 

The order in wh.ich the ab«ve persons are entered may not accord with the dates 
of tlu-ir births, and there may be some uncertainty about Nicholas Thomase being 
a son of Thomas Jause. 

From the New York Dutch Church records it is evident that there was a Frans Van 
Dyck, or liis sons, there at an early period, for they show that a Jacobus Fransen Van 
Dyck was m. July 4, 1677 to Magdalcentje Cornelis ; and Tymon Fransen Van I>yck, 
m^ Mav 12, 1681, Lysbet Burgers. 

Bay^Ridge, N. Y.', Apl., 1872. T. G. Bekoex. 


AsTOR, (Mrs.) Margaret (wife of William B.), died in New YorkCity, 15thFebruary, 
1872, in her 73d year. She was a daugliter of Gen. John Armstrong, of Pennsylvania, 
a distinguished soldier and statesman, and Alida, the sixth dau. and ninth child of 
Judge Robert R. Livingston, of Clermont Manor, N. Y, 

Bennett, Jamks Gordon, died at his residence in New York, on the 1st of June, in 
the seventy-seventh j-ear of his age. Mr. Bennett was born in Scotland in 1795, came 
to the United States in 1819, and to New York in 1^*22. From the latter date to 
1835, he was employed on the press of the leading cities of the Union as corre.'ipondeiit, 
contributor and editor; and in the early ])art of 1835 he commenced the publication of 
the journal which, under his remarkable and able management, has become one of the 
leading newsp.<pers ol the country. 

1872.] Obituary Notes. 151 

BoaUE, (Rev.) Horace P., of Buffalo, N. Y. (sec Recoiid iii., 68), died January 14, 

Cruoer, (Mrs.) IIarkiet PotioLAS, died at her residence, No. 128 "\V. 14th street, 
New York City, on May 6th, 1872. 

Goopwis, (Capt. U. S. A.) WiLi,tA>f F., died March—, 1872. in his 49th j-car. 
He was tlie autliur <>f a History of Buxton, Me., and of Genealo<jies of Bradbury and 
Goodwin families. He left (in'MS.) a life of Alexander Scannnel, and a learned and 
valuable work on the Constitution of New Hampsliirc. He was buried at Franklin, N. 
H.. beside his wife and only child. 

Lank, Josiaii, one of our old Merchants, died in New York City, May 3d, 1872. 

Lypig, Philip M., died in New York City on the 20th February, in his 77th year, 
nnd was buried from St. Mark's P, E. Church on the 22d of March, 1872. His father, 
David Lydig, was a distinguished merchant before him — a man who from the year 
1800 on lor forty years was prominent as a director in the leading banks and insurance 
companies of his time, and who was alluded to as "one of those bold old merchants" 
who built up the trade of New York. Mr. Philip M. Lydig became in 1824 associated 
■with his father in business, and fallowed faithfully and honorably in the footsteps of 
his predecessor. He took for a wife the daughter of another great merchant (one of a 
family that has become historical in our commerce), Mr. John Suydam, and in his own 
career worthily sustained the name and fame of both " b-'uscs." Latterly, as befitted 
the vicissitudes of age, he had retired from the activities of life, and devoted himself to 
those domestic and benevolent objects ihat were a source of agreeable employment, 
and enabled him peacefully and pleasantly to glide down the hill of life. He bore an 
honored name, and left it to those who will keep it untarnished. Of his five daughters, 
one is the wife of Judge Chas. P. Daly, of the Common fleas ; another the wife of 
Judge Brady, of the Supreme Court. The son, Mr. David Lydig, emulating the fame 
as well as the precise name of his grandfather, is now in active business in this the city 
of his forefathers. 

M.\cY, JosiAU (founder of the well-known New York firm of " Josiah Macy's Sons"), 
born at Nantucket, Feb. 25, 1780, died at Rye, N. Y., May 15, 1872. His history is 
very thoroughly given in the " Macy Family" genealogy, (pp. 170-185), compiled by 
his nephcw,"Mr. Silvanus J. ^lac}', the present second Vice-President of this Societj*. 

Platt, Isaac — In Pouglikeepsie, June 5, in the 69th year of his age ; editor and 
proprietor of the Ponghkcepsie Eagle, which paper he established forty-four years ago. 
He was one of the oldest, if not the oldest editor in the United States. 

Ransom, (Col.) Harry B., of Clarence, Erie Co., N. Y., died in May, 1872. He was 
the first white male child born within the bounds of the " Holland Purchase," and 
resided in C. during the whole 72 j-ears of his life. 

Sewaud, Edwin- Poltiiore, died at his residence in Florida, Orange count}^ N. Y., 
23d May, 1872, in the 73d year of his age. He was the second son of a family of four 
sons and two daughters, children of Juclge Samuel S. Seward. The eldest was Benja- 
min I., now dead, the father of the Rev. Augustus Seward, D.D., pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Cluireh of Middletown, and of Clarence A. Seward, a lawyer of some 
celebrity practicing in the city of New York. The Hon. Wm. H. Seward, ex-Governor 
and Secretary of State, is his next younger brother. G. W. Seward, his youngest 
brother, is si ill living in Florida. The elder of his two sisters died young, and the 
other (Mrs. Dr. Canfield) many years since. Deceased was the father of thirteen 
children, nine by his tirst wife, of whom three sons are dead, and three, W. E.,Thurlow 
Weed and Jasper A., reside in Florida. The youngest son is Dr. F. W. Seward, of 
that village. The two daughters are Mrs. Dr. Jayne of Florida, and Mrs. Scarf of 
Newark. The children of his second wife are four daughters. 

Sturgis, RrssELL, died in New York C\t\\ May 7th, 1872 ; a most estimable citizen ; 
formerly a shipmaster totheEast Indies and England ; for manj' ^ears an active member 
in the Board of f ilot Commissioners, and some time its president. He was a very 
active, stern but npright man, and leaves a spotless name. 

Stuvvesant, (Mrs.) Harriet Le Roy, wife of Augustus Van Home Stuyvesant, and 
daughter of John Steward, died in New York City, May 5th, 1872. 

Trimble, George T., died in New York City, May 16, 1872, in his 79th year; was 

152 OUiucmj Notes. [July, 1872. 

one of the oldest merchants of the cit_y ; many years a bank director ; became a trustee 
of the Public Schools in 181S; in 1820 was elected treasurer of the Public School 
Society, which office he held until 1S39 ; was vice-president of the Socie'cj', lS4i>-'-l7 ; 
jjresid'ent from 1847-'o3, being- its last president. At the union of that Societj' with the 
iJoard of Education, in 1853, he became a member of tiio new Board ; and, at the time 
of liis death was a governor of the New York Hospital. (A carefully prepared bio- 
jjraphical notice of Mr. Trimble was read by Mr. Evert A. Duyckinck, before the X. 
Y. Historical Society, of which he was a member, on the evening of June 4th, 1872.) 

Vax Sgiiaick, (Mrs.) Marg.\ret Bleecker, died in New York City, March 6th, 
1872, ill her 96th year. She was the widow of John Van Schaick, who died many 
vears ago in Albany, where he was a prominent citizen. lie was a brother of Myndert 
Van Schaick, who was so well known in Now York as AUIerman, State Senator, and 
first President of the Croton Aqueduct Department. Mrs. Van Schaick had for a iiuin- 
ber of j-ears lived in this city with her daughter, Mrs. Bloodgood, in Twenty-eighth 

Woi.FE, George David, died in this city, May 17th, 1872. He was one of the oldest 
of New York merchants, having assisted in the establishment of the firm of J. D. & 
Christopher Wolfe (hardware) in Maiden Lane, opposite Clark & Brown's old Coffee 
House, before the war of 1812. From this firm sprung, subsequently, the firms of J. 
Wolfe, Bishop & Co. ; Wolfe, Spies & Clark; Wolfe, Dash & Co.; anil Wolfe, Dash & 
Spies. Mr. Wolfe was a man of large means (leaving an estate valued at over four 
millions) and large heart ; a sincere and generous patron of all tliat was good. A 
touching and beautiful memorial of his life and character was read before the N. Y. 
Historicd Society, of which he was a member, on the evening of June 4th, by Mr. E. 
A. Duyckinck. 


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§aK!iIogical aiii) liognipliiciil llccorb. 

Vol. III. MfiW YORK, OCTOBI']!!, 1872. No. 4. 


Address before the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, on 13th Nov., 
18G9, by CuAS. B. Moore," Esq. 

Mr. President : 

I may leave Disraeli and others to tell yon why studies of the past, 
after the passions have cooled, are more instructive and useful than 
anything we can ordinarily learn of the present. This is especially 
true in tracing rules for the fcimily relations, such as the delicate one of 
marriage. The rules should be cautiously gathered from a long series 
of examples, and under every variety of character and circumstance. 
They are of vital and lasting importance to the individual and the 

As genealogists and biographers we have to investigate many inter- 
esting points under varied circumstances ; and among these marriage, 
as aifected by nationality or by habits and pursuits in life. Vie 
have, indeed, all varieties of character to study. The effect of mingling 
different nationalities — in the settlement of our new country — must be 
one topic, and a nationality very near to us demands especial attention. 
Of personal characters, the first one to be studied is that oi ivotnan. 
Need I say anything about her ? I have to notice several distinct ideas, 
and may press into service some terse Avords of others, and avoid tiring 
by too much that is trite of my own. 

1. The poet Thomas Moore, learned, Catholic and Irish, but effemi- 
nate and fancifnl, exclaims : 

" Oh, woman ! whnse form and whose soul 
" Are the spell and the li^ht of eacli path we pursue, 

" Wliether sunned in tlie trojiics or chilled at the pole, 
■' If woman be there, there is happiness too." 

This is very poetical ; pity to say, it is not always true. 

2. Sir Walter Scott, the great historian of human life, exhibited her 
devotion and the bad treatment she received, and he enlarged the senti- 
ment : 

" When pain and anguish wring the brow, 
" A ministering an^iel thou !" 


1.54 English and Dutch Intermarriages. [October, 

This is generally true. Her tenderness and care of the sick or alHicted 
are proverbial. 

3. Another writer speaks of 

" The woman spirit, sfroyir/ 

" For the deep faith, wliich lifts from earthly wrong 

" A heavenly glance !" 

This also is true. Woman is more devout, more religious than man. 
Here are three distinct ideas. The first two are merely affection to- 
wards man under varying circumstances or under all circumstances — a 
help-meet for him. The last is something more — it embraces religion 
and faith. What has it not influenced? But another expression is 
needed for a distinct idea. 

4. It is embraced in the word " mother ;" her love, care, devotion 
and pride /or her children, her jewels: 

" She it is who stamps the coin 
" Of character, and makes the being, who would be a savage 
" But for her gentle cares, a Christian man." 

Without woman in this part I know not how to make progress in gene- 
alogies, biographies or anj-thing else. You will understand me, and 1 
may spare the poetry. Each of us, I suppose, has now or has liad the 
best mother in the world, as I have. How much do we not owe to 
her care, her influence, her example, her teaching ? What boy permit- 
ted to tell falsehoods, uncheched by his viother, can ever afterwards be 
trusted ? 

In relief and protection of woman — the mother and her children, and 
as the first step in civilization — our studies show that religion, experi- 
ence and necessity everywhere led to the mstitwtion o^ marriage. Every- 
Avhere matrimony, Divine in its origin, has been ascribed to the first 
Uuler, and its recognition and enforcement have been placed among 
the earliest of laws. It may be termed the first form of organization in 
civil society, and the base upon Avhich every other organization in so- 
ciety rests ; the fountain of ills, or of happiness and success. 

All, as cliildren, are born, fed, clothed, reared, trained, educated and 
started in life from this foundation ; and from what these children 
learn under the guidance of parents — while full of curiosity, eager to 
learn and certain to imitate — the whole-grown man is shaped, moulded, 
influenced and guided through life. The mother is the first teacher, 
the father the second; the district schools come in afterwards in organ- 
ized form, followed by academies and colleges, but these are merely 
combinations of several to carry out by arranged machinery, by united 
wisdom, and at least expense, the wishes and plans of parents. They 
rest almost wholly upon parental authority and duty. The learning 
acquired in them is very imperfect and insufficient Avithout " the hu- 
manities" at home. The village and town governments come in next; 
then the State governments, and then the national. I need not speak of 
these except to say that the old patriarchal form of government of 
household and family, the origin and pattern of all, is yet at the foun- 
dation of all; and the old command (with a result promised) to honor 
our parents, that we may live long in the land, applies now, as it for- 
merly did, to sustain order, respect for others and civil government 
among men, without which civilization cannot exist. By an individual 

1872.] EnglM and Dutch Intermarriages. 155 

or by a State an error in respect to marriage at the outset, at the base, 
may render the whole plan and superstructure unhappy, unprosperous, 

Another personal character very near to us, to be noticed in connec- 
tion with the institution of marriage, is that o^jjriesf. It is safe now to 
speak ol" his celibacy or marriage, and we can scarcely avoid it. Clergy- 
men, it is agreed, should set a good example for society, and they gen- 
erally do so. In our view, on leaving the parents' guidance, the lirst 
and most important occasion in life requiring a good example, is mar- 
riage. It will be most iiscreet to notice the topic historically and in 
connection or in contrast with nationality. Let us see what effect it 
had on the first settlement of this country. 

You doubtless have identified the particular nationality to which I 
referred, — the people called Dutch. 

In and around the present cities of New York and Brooklyn, they 
first appeared in America, trading with and conciliating the Indians, 
and making the earliest successiul settlement of white men. They 
were also the first settlers from Europe, of the present cities of Albany, 
Troy and Schenectady, and of other places on both sides of the 

We need genealogists and biographers acquainted with their language 
and habits if we would know much about their earlier history. For a 
century after they came here, the Dutch, so-called (for they Avere not 
all Dutch), preserved generally a separate lineage and used theirnative 
language. We can only trace the exceptions. The language is now 
out of use among us. Few can read it. Intermarriages occur Irequently, 
without reference to national antecedents. The whole progress and 
history of this, and the results, are within the reach of careful research,^ 
ar.d tliey deserve great attention. Parallel cases for comparison are 
close at "hand; the French in Canada, the Germans in Pennsylvania, 
and manv others. 

It may'well deserve an effort of our society to establish and maintain, 
in practice and in piinciple, harmony between English and Dutch. 
They started together here, have lived and fought together through 
two centuries, and it has taken both to make many complete 

It will be found that some of the greatest questions in government 
and morals, in church and State, and the very foundations of the city, 
colony and State of New York turned on points of intercourse or of 
harmony between English and Dutch, or of opposition, antagonism 
and conflicts betw^-en them. Grand results have been attained in spjte 
of conflicts, or by them and amid them. The circumstances of their in- 
tercourse and harmony deserve peculiar attention; and the topic of 
marriiVjc will serve for illustration. The English and Dutch united 
have beaten all antagonists. Separated or hostile, they have both in 
turn been mastered ; we must go back a little into antiquity to see how 
the field lav. 

The grand political struggle for the possession and government of 
America commenced between Henry the VIII, of England, and Charles 
the V, of Spain, after the latter, or after both in turn, had mastered 
France. They had the western world to divide between them — to ex- 
plore and occupy, and govern. Spain took the southern part, with 

156 English, and Dutch Intermarriages. [October^ 

which we have not such close concern. She spread out magniilcently, 
but without establisliinggood government, and we have to note, that 
when the Dutch, Avitii their ships and seamen, their mechanics and 
artisans, formerly connected with Spain, were separated from lier, Spain 
went down. The northern part of America fell to England, and we 
must trace it, and Euglisli history in connection witli it. Long and 
furious civil wars under Norman dynasties — arising much from foreign 
wars — had kept England in a semi-barbarous stat;e ; but these wars 
upset the l^zy monks, and produced energy and brute combative force, 
as well as combative habits. After this, the enquiry is, how did the 
brutal fighters of these northern islands of the sea, acq"ire the arts and 
fruits of peace ? The answer is, that Englishmen, wliether seeking 
manufactures and arts or driven from home by political revulsions and 
persecutions — the result of their combativeness and wars — found refuge 
and succour, friendship and hospitality, tnide and mariufactui-es, re- 
finement and civilization, in Flanders, Holland and Germany. They 
had long looked to Normandy and to Brittany for their most able 
chieftains, their captains and heroes. English students went to these 
places for an education, apprentices for a trade, and merchants for 
manufactured goods. Books were first written and printed there. 
Fine clothing and fashions, as well as creeds and opinions, watches 
and tools, manufactures and arts of all kinds, found vessels arrd sea- 
men ready to take them, with passengers, across the British channel or 
the German sea. 

By their wars and irregular seizures the struggling monarchs inter- 
rupted intercourse, but could not stop it. During and after the wars, 
books and printers, painters and sculptors, weavers and cloth-workers, 
especially, were imported into England. All in England, of those oc- 
cupations, had to learn their art abroad or from those imported. 

What are the noted signs and marks of an advancing civilization? 
Above all, the position of Avoman. But money, represented then by 
goldsmiths, now by banks, takes a leading position with merchants 
and commerce. Printing takes an early stand. Cloth manul'acturers 
excelling others, come later with other artificers, with artists and the 
fine arts. We mrrst watch all these, and see who were the pioneers, and 
whence they came. 

In 151G, early in the reign of Henry VIII, John Goldsmith, (a) of 
London, was a Dutchman. 

The merchants of the steelyards, Teutons or Dutchmen, had a 
Guildhall, with trading privileges, and got wealthy, in London. Then 
English merchants formed a company, obtained trading privileges, and 
got wealthy in Antwerp. Sir Thos. Gresham, one of the first of great 
English merchants, dealt with Antwerp, and from what he learned 
there, he, or orre of his family, first taught England the advantage of 
having a public Exchange. Thos. Cromwell acquired those Protestant 
notioris which he was the instrument of enforcing in England, by 

(a) Ancestor, perhaps, of John Goldsmith, of old and new Sonthold, or perhaps of 
Francis Goldsmith, translator of the works of the Dutch lawyer, Groiius, on the freedom 
of the Seas. The Dutch name of this J<jhn, the early Goldsmith, of London, may have 
been Jan Jansen, or Jan Van Antwerp, or any other Jan. Ho was not alone. Before 
his time the name appeared in England, of " Chiiatoplur Gohhmith, pauson" — a penman 
for Lyttleton, the great lawyer and judge, and a subscribing witness to his will. 

1872.] English and Dutch Intermarriages. 157 

being a clerk of English merchants at Antwerp, and by reading a 
testament translated by a Dutchman. Caxton, the first English 
printer, was clerk of a London merchant, and went to Burgundy, and 
there he learnt his printer's art. Wynkyn de Worde, his apprentice, 
was a Dutchman, and became a printer in England. Pynson, the 
noted printer nnder Henry VII and Henry VIII, was born in Nor- 
mandy. Tliese led the printers. 

Erasmns of Eotterdam, with Luther and Melanchthon, led the 
anthors and translators, and presently the preachers. Holbein and 
Albert Durer, Dutchmen, led the painters. The cloth-workers, the 
weavei's, came soon from the same quarter — all these made a noble 
procession ! 

Before these, and with them, came the advancing respect and ad- 
vanced position of woman; her marriage and conjugal state, the 
mother, par excellence. 

The instances of international marriages, except of priests and of 
princes, are little noted in history or biographies. It is difficult to 
trace them and deduce rules from them. Only a few marked instances 
appear in England subsequent to the mingling of Normans and Saxons. 
Marriage witli a foreigner, doubtless, in many cases was treated as a 
mss-alliauce, and for that reason did not appear in the biographies or 
histories of the time. We can concede how, if it met with fair treat- 
ment, it would tend to promote harmony with the stranger, and to 
soften, diminish, or destroy national differences and antipathies. So 
it was used by statesmen for the monarchs. A treaty of peace was 
usually accomplished or followed by a treaty^ of marriage. All the 
royal l\imilies became allied. The merchants who citissed the seas to 
contract for goods sometimes made contracts of marriage. Yet we 
have few accounts preserved of those. The most strange and interest- 
ing accounts relate to the marriage of priests with foreigners, when 
their marriage was not forbidden, and when they were the educated 
men of their day. These marriages and the disputes about them 
greatly affucted and influenced thelleformation in religion and govern- 
ment, &c. Let us refer to these: 

There were computed at one time to be 19,000 priests in England; 
an incredible number, unless we consider how large a class was em- 
braced under that name. A clerk Avas a priest. The lawyers and 
judges had to take orders as priests. A notary-public must be a priest, 
and, before printing prevailed, few except priests could read or write. 
Latin, a foreign language, mixed with old Norman French, was the 
language of the public records, of the official commissions, of the 
law reports, and even of the Bible and Prayer-book. Generally, no one 
could read these Latin books, or keep or copy the records, but priests. 
This helps to account for the large number. It need not be supposed 
they were all religious, merely because they were styled priests. They 
embraced men quite different: from the clergymen of our day. They 
included the politicians. They generally prepared and preserved the 
laws, and executed tliem, and of course favored themselves and their 
order. By law, a clerk or priest could be condemned for an offence 
only by his bishop. AVhen a person accused of crime, Avas brought 
before the civil courts, it Avas sufficient to show him to be a clerk or 
priest, if he could read a book, which would be handed to him, and 

158 English and Dutch Intermarriages. [Octobeiv 

then he would lie sent to a bishop to be tried and pnuished. There he 
had a better chance of escape, and many_ eicaped hanging by thus 
avoiding a jury trial. 

The "kings and bishops in power forbid priests to have Avives, and 
separated them from female society, making them live in monasteries 
and as monks and recluses. This, in a general sense, they conld 
do; but they could not prevent Eve from tempting them. The sexes 
were nearly equal in number. If a large number of males remained 
unmarried, females must also be unmarried. If monks and monkish 
cells prevailed, nuns and nunneries must exist. 

Presently a strong antagonism grew up between the married and the 
unmarried people of England. A bishop of London showed the lack 
of all popularity of clerks — all fellow-feeling for them — when he 
claimed that a London jury would cast any clerk (or priest) and con- 
demn him thongh he were as innocent as Abel. The clerks could wot 
be popular, and did not deserve to be popular, when they cut themselves 
off from one half of society — the female part — when they threw all 
the burdens of society upon others ; became lazy themselves, but com- 
pelled the industrious to support them ; when they monopolized all the 
knowledge and learning in the country Avithout improving it, and 
finally, when they strove even to prevent others from having any 
knowledge or any means of improvement. 

The knowledge, the improvement, c;une mainly from the people,, 
whom, for a precise name, we will call Dutch. Pj'inters. artists, weav- 
ers and cloth-v/orkers were invited into England and they taught others. 
They were presently pursued and persecuted by the priestly class, be- 
cause they acquired, encouraged and spread hioiuledfje and improve- 
ment, before monopolized and abused by the Latin- readers, the clerks. 
Even those Avho learned from them in England, Avith their art, trade or 
occupation, learned strong notions favoring reforms in religion and 
government ; reforms which they saAV, and those in office saw, struck 
at the root of many abuses profitable to the men in poAver. Learnings 
they could not refrain from teaching, their ncAV ideas of purity in tlie 
church, in the State and in the family. Their teachings involved free- 
dom of Avorship, hatred of the inquisition, dislike of the rule of 
monkish priests, and the greatest contempt for their celibacy, as inhu- 
man and vicious. And presently priests permitted abroad to liaveAvives, 
and printers and Aveavers imported from Holland and the Continent 
became (tllirs in a great civil Avar against celibacy and the inquisition. 
These two, celibacy and torture, seemed the prominent machines,, 
used upon a large scale, for strangling knowledge, preventing ivnprove- 
ment, ruling inhumanly, and perverting justice, Avhile maintaining a 

The incredulous (and many such things noAV seem incredible) may 
call for some proofs and illustrations of all this. These can easily be 

In 1537, a license or copyright was Avantcd for the first English 
Bible permitted to be used in England — called the Bishop's Bible, a 
costly edition for the fcAV. The argument used was that cheaper edi- 
tions would of course be printed (and in fact they air- ady had been 
printed and circulated), and they must needs be faulty, "because 
" Dutchmen, living within the realm, go about the printing of it, Avho. 

1872.] English and Dutch Intermarriages. 159 

'' neither speak nor -write good English, and they will be both the 
" printers and correctors thereof. They will not give £20 or £40 to 
" any learned man. to take pains in it, to have it well done." These 
were" the words of Graftnn, the court printer, who had the Bishop's 
Bible, at first printed in Paris, by license from the French king, and 
who, upon this statement, got it licensed in England, through Cran- 
mer, " to be read in churches:" while all other editions were forbidden. 
His object was to have the whole market to himself, and these words 
show that Dutchmen were tiie cltcap ])rintiirs, if not the only printers, 
of that period, in England. The learned men to whom he referred as 
needed to superintend printing wereof coursejiriests — such, perhaps, as 
Miles Coverdale or John Eogers. The Dutch printers had wit enough 
to emplov such men ; and doubtless Avould employ them, if thereby 
they could sooner sell their books. In fact they had tried that course 
and had employed Tyndale and others. But the bishops, on the alert, 
found out where and by whom the printing was carried on. They had 
seized and burnt the books and ]mnished both the priests and the 
Dutchmen for printing and publishing them. After that, it was true, 
the Dutch printers did not have the learned Englishmen ; but they did 
not much need them. Tyndale's translation was a good one. 

The controversy about allowing the cheap printing of the Bible in 
English, by Dutchmen, and about reading such editions, not merely in 
church, but out of church, applied to other books as well as the Bible. 
It was the very turning point of a grand contest. It soon divided the 
whole country — almost rhe whole world — into two parties. One party 
struggling for light amid darkness, and in favor of cheap Bibles, in 
English — or in the common language, to be read by all (or to them 
and for their hearing), in favor, also, of other printed books, was like- 
wise in favor of allowing priests to marry. The particulars of the 
struggle are much out of sight, but we can gather some of the dull de- 
tails in a disordered manner. 

In 1549, John Alasco obtained a charter, with some special protec- 
tion, and secured a site in London. He introduced 380 Germans, who 
were naturalized in England and were generally protestants. By these 
means many useful manitfactures were introduced into England. In 
Cranmer's time there were at least two religious congregations of for- 
eigners, one in London, the other in Somerset county. Both had learn- 
ed foreigners as pastors, 'i'liey d nibtless tised Bibles in their own 
language, and perhaps on this account received less attention or oppo- 
sition. They Avere generally composed of weavers and cloth-workers, 
with perhaps a few printers and others. They were called Dutch, but 
many Avere simply from the ne'ghhoring continent, and all learned to 
talk English. They Avere protected and favored Avhile their Avork Avas 
in demand. Trenton, in Somerset county, became famous for its 
manutacture of Avoolen cloth ; also Benenden, in Kent county, an old 
seat of the More family, and some other places near London. 

But rs'orwich afterwards became most noted for its manufactures, in- 
troduced there by the Dutch and Walloons, who fled from the Nether- 
lands to escape from the persecutions of the Spanish Duke of Alva. 
It had several thousand looms, I'or various fabrics. It Ava's about 20 
miles up the river Yare. The trade betAveen it and Yarmouth was in 
email vessels of from 15 to 40 tons, and its manufactures Avere exported 
both from Yaimouth and from London. 

IGO English and Dutch Intermarriages. [October, 

The Dutch Avorkmen unfortunately lost friends as fast as they taught 
competitors, or as soon as their fabrics were not needed. They were 
without votes or power in the government; and they were sometimes 
persecuted without mercy, under pretences of religion, being all called 
heretics. Their pastors and printers were driven away from them, or 
taken to prison. But they retained their clieap Bibles and read them. 
And they could not refrain from telling others their notions or opin- 
ions. The persecution of them turned almost wholly upon their re- 
ligious tenets and teachings. No trace has been discovered of any 
complaint or prosecution of them for ordinary crimes against person or 

There was long some difficulty about the marriage and about the 
Avives of clergymen, originating irom the old laAvs and customs impos- 
ing celibacy upon priests. Under Ily. 8ih. Avhen Cranmer became 
.■Va'chbishop, the practice was first temporarily changed. Henry be- 
lieved in having Avive? and children, and he expected others to believe 
as he did. He stopped not to teach, nor even to have the laAv chiinged 
by Parliament, but simply told and permitted the priests to marry. 
Cranmer, free from any other pope, dared to follow the German Lu- 
ther, and to repudiate celibacy, setting the example himself, for Eng- 
land. His first wife and child died. He then married the niece of 
Osiander, pastor of Nuremburg. a Dutchman. She Avas called a Dutch 
Avife ; one meaning of Avhich ])erha]is Avas, that she had no English so- 
ciet}'. Other bishops, such as Farrar, followed his lead and took AviA^es. 
" Divers priests" (says Stryi e) '-married alter the example of the Arch- 
" bishop. He kept his Avife secretly ; but some others Avere so indis- 
"creet as to live publickly and openly Avith their wives." For a short 
time, and before the death of Henry 8th, the old law of celibacy Avas 
again enforced, except as to some law-clerks. A statute had been 
passed in 1533 as to clerks and officers of the Court of Chancery, Avho 
must necessarily read Latin, Avliich excused them from being priests. 
That statute Avas not repealed, and it presently opened a Avide breach 
in the old net-Avork. ]t led to the independence of the courts, and 
first of the Court of Chancery, Avhich before this time Avas wholly in 
priestly hands. Sir Thos. More Avas a member of pari, from London 
in 1523, Avhen that statute passed; — a learned laAvyer Avho did not be- 
come a priest, and Avho — 1 years later — became Chancellor of England, 
a married man and the first (for a long pei'iod) not a priest. He ex- 
celled in English and in Latin, and could even read Greek. He added 
style to the English language Avhen Avritten, and oratory to the tongue 
Avhen spoken. He visited the learned Erasmus, at Antwerp and 
brought Holbein, the 'painter, into England. His brother-in-law be- 
came a printer. He Avas in favor of printers and jiainters. And Avhat 
was equally novel for an Englishman, he taught not only his son but 
his daughters, Greek and Latin, and they Avere the first educated fe- 
males among commoners in England. He fell, of course, when his op- 
ponents got uppermost, and Avhen he could not swear to please Henry 
8th. This Avas after the tide of passion turned. Anne Boleyn also 
fell. Anne of CleA'es Avas repudiated, and even Cranmer had to send 
away his Avife and children and hide them, to save them, or to save his 
place. Bishop Farnir was imprisoned and some others. 

When Hy. 8th died, having greatly distui-bed the old laws and cus- 

1-872.] English and Dutch Intermarriages. 161 

toms about marriage and celibacy, the political party which favored 
protestants got control of the government in the name of the boy- 
king, Edwd. 6th. Parties were then fierce and revengefnl. Prominent 
men of the opposite party fled for safety. Rastel, the lawyer, after- 
Avards Judge; Haywood, the author and epigrammatist; Cieinent, the 
Doctor, President of the College of Physicians, among others, fled to 
Brabant, adjoining Holland, and several took up printing. It came 
easy to Rastel, son of a che:ip printer, whose lather, perhaps, was a 
Dutchman with an English wife. One of the father's letters about 
cheap printing, proposing to publish a religious tract and scatter it 
over England, and showing how much he could do for £100, is yet well 
worth reading. I can refer you to a copy. 

Under Edwd. Gtli priests were permitted to marry. The Convoca- 
tion of clergy, influenced by Cranmer, — unable to tell how the tribe of 
Levi, or the sons of Aaron could be raised and maintained without 
wives and tithes, — by a majority vote declared that the Bible did not 
forbid a priest to have one wife. But at this time and for a long time, 
by Englisii law and custom females were placed under the power of 
their parents and guardians, or of the king, in respect to whom they 
should marry, and the law was sharply enforced over them. Often 
they were bargained and sold in a very profligate manner, and made 
the wives of persons whom they had never seen and for whom no per- 
sonal affection could exist. 

But few parents or guardians of the educated or wealthy classes 
would, for a long time, permit their daughters to marry a priest. The 
religious portion, embracing generally the mothers, conld not hastily 
change their habits and opinions on such a topic; nor could the 
younger class of females dare to defy the fashions and customs of the 
age. Many long thought it a " horrid prolanity" for a priest to 
hav'e a wife. Some of the bishops and vicars with large tithes and 
wealthy, succeeded in getting wives. But with difficulty. One bishop 
of the new order, formerly canon of a monastery, had six daughters 
willing to marry priests, and they all had the opportunity. All became 
the wives of subsequent bishops. Poynet, noted as a mathematician, 
wrote a defence for the marriage of priests, and became a bishop, tak- 
ing a wife. Bale, the author, became an Irish bishop. 

But in about six years Edward Gth died, and Mary's reign commenced, 
completely reactionary. The celibacy of priests was again enforced. 
Any priest or bishop having a Avife was compelled to dismiss and re- 
pudiate her and her children ; or else was not only deprived of his 
office and place, but prosecuted and punished. It is almost incredible, 
but I can produce and read to you the form of repudiation of wives 
required of married priests, as a condition of remaining in office or 
preaching, and if they agreed to this, their children were at once pro- 
nounced illegitima'"e. All the bishops, and, generally the priests who 
had followed Cranmer's example, in taking wives, refused to repudiate 
their wives and children, and were dismissed and degraded. Nor was 
this all. The same spirit which producd this, reveled in prosecu- 
tions, imprisonments and burnings. Cranmer was burnt at the stake. 
Bishop Farrar was burnt and many others, but some escaped. John 
Rogers, the martyr, (as well as Cranmer), having been in Germany 
and having corrected proofs for the Bible and other books, had a 

162 English and Dutch Iniermarriagcs. [October, 

Dutch wife, the mother of liis nine children. He refused to repudiate 
and dis,2:nice her and them ; and perhaps this had as much to do with 
his horrihle death by fire as any theolooical opinion or doctrine of 
pretended heresy. For this was a point upon wliicli tlie bigots were 
especially rabid. 

Peter JMartyr, early protestant reformer, born in Fh)rence, cannot 
well be called a Dntcinnan, but cnme from a place distinguished in the 
same line. While protestantism Avas fiivored, he became a professor at 
Oxford. His wife died and was buried there; but in Mary's reign he 
not only had to flee, but her remains were officially dug up and cast 
upon a dung-hill. Such was the brulal and disgraceful fi-rocity prac- 
tised, in the name of religion, by politicians seeking to fill the places 
held by their opponents. 

But few, perhaps, have thought much of the poor disgraced wives 
and children of priests not burnt ; or have enquired how many of them 
so cruelly repudiated and disgraced, and with no safe resting place in 
England, retired to Holland and to Flanders, where they could live 
reputably and quietly, or have inquired how many priests or their 
children became printers, or weavers, or cloth -workers, among the 
foreigners wiio deemed them in no disgrace. 

AVe have some account of the fugitives, Eead the life of Sandys, af- 
terwards archbishop, as a sample. He had an English wife dimly 
traced. " Many fugitives" (says Strype) " took up tht-ir residence at 
Basil ; " "finding the people kind and courteous ; " and " because many 
" would have employment in the printing house there — the printers 
" of Basil surpassing all others in Germany." At the same time, in 
England, "books were thonglit fit to be published, the purpose of 
" which was to make marrietl priests contemptible, and to show how 
" unlawful and Avicked marriage was in men of holy orders." 

This attempt to force and manufacture public opinion doubtless had 
some effect; we have rather to conjecture how much, than to find it 
recorded. It seemed so many of the people Avere deluded, that the 
public writers avoided the marriage question entirely ; fearing to give 
offence, if they wrote about it. 

Matthew Parker, a native of Norwich, had been in college with Bacon, 
Cecil and Cranmer. To sustain Cranmer he Avrote an able work in 
Latin, on the marriage of priests. (/;) When permitted, under 
Edward 6th, he practised Avhat he taught by getting married. Under 
Mary he and Poynct were drprived of their places — Avere dri\'tn from the 
pulpit, and obliged to conceal themselves and their wive^ and children 
to avoid prosecution. Poynet died at Strasburg. Of course their books 
were suppressed. The clerical party could tolerate no difference of 
opinion, no argument, no freedom of speech. 

We can imagine, or indeed we know, hoAV the supposed uuholiness of 
marriage in priests tended to let down, degrade, nnd dishonor the insti- 
tution of marriage itself How could it be unholy for one set, the pat- 
terns of society, and not for another? or unholy for man and not for 
woman, more devout than he? It was an absurd and vicious view; — 
an attempt to make priests unfetling, unsocial and inhuman. They, 

(6) Note. — Annther work was by Antliony Bonfinius — a merchant — as well ua 
learned man, published in 1572. 

1872.] English and Dutch Intermarriages. 163 

too ofteTi, were so, as shown by their cruel and inf:imons burnings for 
pretended heresies, {c) 

Alter the death of Queen Mary — under Queen Ehzabelh — when the 
absentees returned, from exile, and political papists went abroad, the 
law of England was finally cbanged and priests permitted to marry, if 
they could find fit wives. They now have the first choice ; but had not 
then, nor for a longtime afterwards. Matthew Parker, while at leisure, 
improved his book, favoring the marriage of priests, and put it in a few 
powei'ful hands where it had effect. Rising from concealment he 
was pi'omoted and made Archbishop of Canterbury — succetding Regi- 
nald Pole, and he became a noted antiqnarian. It is said that Queen 
Elizabeth, unable to conquer her prejudices or education, insulted his 
wife, and drove her from cotirt circles. The Qneen's prejudices were 
still more pointedly shoAvn afterwards. The father of Fletcher, the poet, 
became Bishop of London, and was a favorite of hers. But losing his 
first wife, and marrying a handsome widow for his second, he greatly 
offended her; "slie thought it very indecent for an elderly clergyman, 
"a bishop, and who already had one wife, to marry a second, and gave 
"such a loose to her indignation that not content with forbidding him 
"her presence, she ordered her Archbishop Whitgift, (a coelebs, whom 
"slie called her little black husband) to suspend him from the exercise of 
" his episcopal functions; which was done." She showed herself the 
daughter of Henry the VIII. As the Queen so acted, many of course,, 
followed her example. When slie took snuff, many were ready to sneeze. 
We must judge of the effect ttpon the mothers and guardians in objecting 
to their daughters and wards becoming the wives of bishops or priests 
— the Queen being so opposed to them, {d) Many families were divided 
upon these politico-religious question?. The Yonng family was a large 
one, and we can trace some of its members who Avere clergymen, and 
their course. 

The Rev. John Young, as a bishop, conformed to Queen Mary's laws, 
and helped enforce cruelty. He was deprived of office and imprisoned 
under Elizabeth, with others. Thomas Young was a clergyman and 
liad a wife, whom he would not repudiate. He was an exile in 1553 
under Mary. Elizabeth Yonng passed back and forth to Holland, called 
an exile by Strype, and was accused of bringing books into England.. 
It is presumed she was connected witli this Thomas, perhaps his wife 
or his daughter. He returned to England under Queen Elizabeth, and 
became her Archbishop of York. He died in 1568. The privy council 
then had to iuierfo-e to i-ave his widow from insult, and to protect her 
rights. Her property in Shropshire was withheld from her. We have 
not such full particulars respecting the family as are desirable, (e) Whe- 
ther Thomas Yoni]g, of a later age, the tutor of Milton, was of his. 

((•) Its practical effect can he seen in the extent to which bastardy prevailed^ 
in ppitc of all the laws and religious injunctions forbidding it. No Archbishop lias 
publicly recognized his bastard since Wolscy, the Pope's great, cardinal. IS'o monarch, 
Bince the concealed jiapist, the adopted Charles the Second. But befoi-e ! 

id) The curious studerit exnminiiig (he prosecutions instituted and carried on by 
Wliitgilt, Archbisho]), and Aylmer, Bishop of London, will hardly fail to notice how 
often the married clergymen were as-bailed by some allegation about their marriage or 
their wives. Take the case of Bariiaby Benison, as a sample, 1 Neal., Puritans, IGV). 

(<?) The only "Young" of Shro]'sliire, noticed by us, was the mother of Gov. 
Willis of Connecticut. Her name was Bridget, and she was described as the daughter- 
of William Young, of Kingston Hall, Salop Co. 

164 English and Dutch Intermarriages. [October, 

fiimily, wc know not. In the Life of Milton, by Phillips, he was called 
" pastor for the Engli^^h merchant adventurers of Hamborongh." For 
twenty-five years, while emigrants were coming to this country (from 
iGoO to 1G55), he was rector of Stow-market, a parish in the centre of 
Suffolk County, twelve miles from old Ipswich. Our enquiries for his 
family or ancestry have failed. Other clergymen of that county named 
Young, older than he, attract attention. One, named Christopher 
Young — (old enough to be the father of Thomas, of Stow-market) — 
was vicar of Kevdon, Suffolk County, near the coast — about two miles 
from Southwold — having a church there dedicated to St. Margaret, Avith 
a chapel at Southwold, annexed to the vicarage. He was appointed 
Vicar of Eeydon on 14th January, lull, and died 14th June, 1G26. 
Soon after, on 11th July, 1G27, he Avas succeeded as Vicar of Eeydon by 
a familiar name, John Goldsmith. Another named " Kdward Yonges," 
was called a vicar, and was at Southwold in 1616. The chapel there 
was a fine old edifice, built in 14G0, and dedicated to St. Edmunds. It 
was on an eminence, overlooking the German Sea, towards Holland. 
The curate of this chapel was appointed by the Vicar of Eeydon. We 
should not know so much about this but for the entry in the local his- 
tory that Edward, the son, andEIizabeth, the daughter of this minister 
Yonges, were drowned in the haven, as they were coming from DuuAvich 
pier (live miles south) in a boat, and buried 11th July, 1G16. Here, 
doubtless, is the place from which to trace the Eev. John Youngs, born 
about 1G0;2, afterwards of Southold, L. I., also Christopher Youngs, of 

There was a Bishop under Qu. Eliz. named John Underhill, who Avas 
married, and Avho died in 1592, leaA'ing a daughter — of him and some 
others Ave have not full accounts. 

Qu. Eliz. had a regular Avar with papist priests and expelled them. 
Afier her death, Avhen Jas. I and Chas. LAvere in power and Avere ac- 
knowledged by the pope, they Avere Avilling that papists abroad should 
come back to England. But parliament Avas not, and forbade their re- 
turn. The great ecclesiastical chiefs appointed by these kings were 
generally not opposed to the return of papists, but Avilling to oppose 
puritans. Many dissenting or non-conforming protestants Avere driven 
from England ; including weavers or cloth manufacturers, as trouble- 
some felloAvs, and the leaders of congregations of weavers, no longer 
permitted to Avor^hip in peace, or to use their own Bibles or prayers. 
These Avere received as friends in Holland. 

{To he continued.) 

In Shelburne, Mass., is an old grave-yard having manj' ancient licad-stones, the 

oldc«t bearing date 1773. One inscriiition is unique, and miglil ])uzzle almost 

.any one. I copy: " Here lyeth j-" body of Molly, wife oi' Julia Kellogg," et cetera. 

An omission of a letter. I saiil : sliould have been Julian, oC course. But no, said Mr. 
A., my guide and a very correct man, lie (now 85 years old) recollected the man and 
knew him well, anil his name was the feminine Julia. A freak of his parents probably, 
«aid Mr. A., in having him thus named. 

S. B. Barlow, 1869. 

1872.] Shssm Genealogy. 165 

SLOSSON ge:nbalo (I Y. 

By D. WiLLixiMS Patterson-. 

( Condudod from Page 116.) 

Chil. of Jeliieb [15] and Eebecca (Dudley) Slosson. 

49. I. JEHIEL,' (88) b. Greenville, Greene Co.,N. Y , July 23, 1788 ; 
m. Amy Ladd, b. Amsterdam, N. Y., Feb. 27, 1789, dau. of Cyrus and 
Amy (Allun) Ladd. He d. Maine, N. 1^, July 12, 185G ; she d. Kala- 
mo, Mich., Sept. 8, 1858. ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ 

50. II. BEDY.' b. G., March 2, 1790; d. Union, N. Y., May 13, 
1840, unm. 

51. III. SALLY,, b. G., July 18, 1792; d. Feb. 8, 1807. 

52 IV. GRILLE ,' b. G., May 24, 1793 ; bap. and joined the church 
in Stockbndge, Mas3., March 4, 1819; m. Feb. 10, 1813, ISAAC 
CURTIS, b. Stockbridge, Jan. 11, 1789, son of Isaac and Hannah 
(Higbe) Curtis. He d. at Brockport, N. Y., Feb. 5, 1851 ; she lives in 
Maine, N. Y., 'with her sister Anna. Child : ' 

1 Albert ^b May 2, 1815 ; m. Lucy Curtis Dresser, and after her death, m. l>er 
sister 'Sarivh Neal Dresner; he d. Oct. 24, 1866; had by first wife two suns, 
Nathan Slusson, ^ and Elias. " 

53. V. NATHAN* (94) b. G., Ap. 7, 1795; m. Newark Valley, 
N Y. Dec. 1, 1828, Lauriuda Brown, b. Union, now Newark Valley, 
N* Y ' Oct 23, 1797; dan. of Joseph and Experience (Stafford) Brown. 
Shed. Maine, N.Y., Sept. 13, 1852; and he m. (2d) Aug.— , 1854, 
Huldah Bennett, widow of Moses Bennett. He d. Maine, N. Y., ±eb.. 
27, 1858; shed. Pitcher N.Y., Oct.— ,1859. , ,^ ,„,. ^,^^,,« 

54 VL ANNA/b. G., May 2, 1797; m. Sept. 19, 1815, MOfeLb 
DELANO, her cousin, b. Kent, Conn., Oct. 6, 1788, son of Aaron and 
Anna,' [16] (Slosson) Delano; he is a farmer and blacksmith; they 
settled in the north part of Union, now Maine, Broome Co., N. Y., and 
still live on the same spot, in 1872, having celebrated their " Golden 
Wedding," seven years ago. Children : 

1 Union, N. Y.. May 19, 1816; m. Nov. 15, 1838, Lvdia Gibson b. 

Union Oct 22, 1816, dau. of Ephraira H. and Hannah (Howard) Gibson. She 
d Maine N Y., March 30, 1851; and he m. ('2d) Jan. 6, 1852, Lucy Jana 
Mooers, b. Aug. 15, 1822, dun. of Michaiah and Sarah (Newton) Mooers ; 
resides' in Maine, N. Y. Children: 

1 Theron, <= b. Sept. 21, 18H9 ; d. Dec. 6, ISfiO. 

2 Ahna, ^ b. Aug. 15, 1843 ; ni. June — , 1866, Orrin E. Iline. 

3'. i/arv.'eb. July 13, 1862. r • m ,, ♦., ^ 

2 Caroline, 3 b. Union. July 31, 1819; m. Oct., 1845, Lewis Tyrrell; settled 

at Union, N. Y., where he d. Ap. 2, 1870 ; s. p. 

3 Sarah, 5 b. Union, May 16, 1S24; d. Jan. 25, 1825. 

4 Aarons, b. Union, March 18, 1826; ni. March 24, 18^0, Ehza Bunnell b. 

Oteo-o N Y Ap. 23, 1822, dau. of Jesse and Betsey (Hyatt) Bunnell. Ue 
has°not yet applied for office under his third cousin, President U. S. Grant. 
Child : 
1. Ul^en Noriah, <' b. Maine, N. Y., Jan. 11, 1851. 

55 VIL ABNER, ^ (95) b. Greenville, N. Y., Oct. 17, 1800; m.. 
March 14, 1833, Nancy Marean, b. Union, N. Y., July 11, 1798, dau. 

166 SIosso7i Genealogy. [October, 

■of Thomas and Esther (Patterson) Marean. She d. Maine, N. Y., 
March 3, ISUo. He lives in JSTorthAvood, Worth Co., Iowa. 

56. VIII. GILES/ (98) b. Greenville, N. Y., March 7, 1803; m. 
Nov. 18, 1830, Saiah Muzzy, b. Tioga, now Newark Valley, N. Y., 
May 13, 1804, dau. of Jonas and Thersey (Moore) Muzzy; they live in 
Maine, N. Y. 

Chil. of Nathaniel,' (IT) and Eunice (Sisson) Slosson. 

57. I. ANSON SEYMOUR,* (100) b. Eichmond, Mass.. October 1, 
179G; m. Oct. IG, 1n27, Mary Steele, b. Antrim, N. II., Oct. 31, 1795, 
dau. of Samuel and Nancy (McKcan) Steele, and g. dan. of James and 
Margaret Steele. They settled in Maine, Broome Co., N. Y., Avhere he 
d. March 10, 18G1. She removed to Albanv, Kansas, where she d. 
8ept. 1, 1867. 

58. 11. TRUMAN,^ (104) b. Richmond, Aug. 23. 1798, married Jane 
Wilson of Union, N. Y., and settled in East Bloomfield, N. Y. 

59. III. William,* (106) b. Richmond; July 32, 1800; m. Julia A. De 
Witt ; dau. of Col. Abram De Witt of Chenango, now Fenton, N. Y. 
She d. Binghamton, N. Y., Dec. 24, 1844. He resides in Binghamton, 
N. Y. ; a farmer. 

60. IV. FRANKLIN SISS0N7 (113) b. Dec. 8, 1803 ; for many 
years a teacher of vocal music ; now a physician ; lives in Cleveland, 
Ohio. He m. Julia West, dau. of Abner West, of Richmond, Mass. 

Chil. of Nathaniel' (17) and Rhoda (Judd) Slosson. 

61. V. OZIAS JUDD,^ (116) b. Stockbridge, July 23, 1807; m. 
Union, N. Y., Oct. 1, 1833, Ann Fisher, b. at Francestown, N. H., 
Sept. 19, 1811, dan. of James Steele and Ann (Burton) Fisher. He 
was a farmer, settled at Newark Valley, N. Y., and d. of disease of the 
heart, while sitting as inspector of town election, Feb. 11, 1862; she 
d. Feb. 8, 1872, of pneumonia, and was buried in Hope Cemetery, by 
the side of her husband, on the auniversarv of his death. 

63. VL HENRY BELDENV (1^1) b.\Stockbridge, Nov. (family 
record says Dec.) 30, 1808 ; m. May — , 1833, Sabrina Leonard Muzzy, 
b. Jan. 3. 1810. dan. of Jonas and Thersey (Moore) Muzzv, of Newark 
Valley, N. Y. He d. in Owego, N. Y.,\lau. 8, 1864. she d. Owego, 
Jan. 6, 1867, aged 57 years. 

" Bury tlie dead, and weep 
In stillness, o'er the loss ; 
Bury the dead ! in Christ they sleep, 
Who bore on earth His Cross, 
And from the grave their dust shall rise. 
In His own image to the skies." 

63. VIL SARAH JUDD,Mj. Stockbridge. Oct. 34, 1810; d. West 
Stockbridge, Feb. 7, 1836. 

64. VIII. DANIEL,* b. Aug. 31, 1812 ; d. at Scran ton, Peun., Aug. 
24, 1853 ; unmarried. 

65. IX. GROVE,* b. Aug. 6, 1815; d. Ap. 14, 1816. 

66. X. JOHN," b. Jan. 13, 1817; d. Jan. 14, 1817. 

Chih of Joseph:! (19) and Marana (Hatch) Slosson. 

67. I. MARTIN,* settled in Richmond, Mass.; m. Jan. 16, 1831, 
Sabra M. Avery, of Lenox, Mass. 

Chil. of Ezbon,' (28) and Electa (Williams) Slosson. 

18/2.] Slosson Genealogy. 167 

68. I. CAROLINE,- b. Stocl^bridge, Mass., Feb. 23, 1791; came 
into the Avilderness of the Boston I'nrchase, with her parents, in 1793; 
imd as Elisha Wilson, Abram Broun, Isaac Brown and J)aniel Ball, 
lett " Old Htockbridge," on the very day ot her birth, to make the very 
first settlement within the limits of the present towns of Berkshire, 
and Newark Valley ; and as she came in with her mother and grand- 
mother, who were tlie very first women in the settlement, her life 
covers the whole existence of the two towns. She m. EZEKIEL RICH, b. 
Cherry Valley, N. Y., Aug. 14, 1783, son ol Simeon and Lucy (Lincoln) 

They lived in Newark Valley till Ap. 3, 1821, when they moved to 
tlie north part of Berkshire, since made a separate town, and named 
in their honor, Richford, Avhore she still resides. He d. Richford, Ap. 
13, 1854. Children : 

1. Mary Anx,^ b. Ap. 14, 1813; d. Dec. 20, 1847. 

2. Chauncey Leroy," b. Jan. '29, 181.5; a merchant of Ricliford, Tiofja County, 

N. Y. ; m. Julj^ 4, 1836, Eunice Dt-niinu;, b. Great Earrington, Mass. Sept. 28, 
1813, dan. of Abram and Louisa (Han-is) Di-niing. She d. Dec. 27, 1866. Ho 
m. (2d) June 6, 1868; Jane Mon-nos, b. Richford, N. Y., Jan. 9, 1851, dau. 
of John and Winifred (O'ljrien) Morenos Children: 

1. C/iaunca/ i)(»)m(/,'' b. Richfurd, N. Y., June 13, 1833; m. Jan. 1, 1S61, 

Elizabeth Jane. Powell, b. Richford, Dec. 20, 1834, dau. of Dr. Elijah 
and Jane (Anderson) Powell. Slie d. July 17, 1866. Children : 

1. Clara Delphene,' b. R., Oct. 27, 1861. 

2. Stella Marv.'b. R., Sept. 25, 1863. 

3. Lilla Louise," b. R., Oct. 14, 1S65. 

2. Gcorr/c Lcroi/,*^ b. R., Nov. 10, 1843 ; m. -Ian, 11, 1865, Anna E. Taylor, b. 

Newark Valley, N. Y., Dec. 25. 1847, dau. of Wm. C. and Julia Taylor; 
she d. Nov. 16, 1865; lie m. (2d) May 23, 1867, Mrs. Frances Adelaido 
(Wakeley) Thomi)Son, dau. cf David B. and Rebecca (MotVhorter) 
"Wakelev, and widow of J. Floyd Thompson. Children: 

1. John Deming.' b. R., Ap. 20, 18G8. 

2. Lulu A.,' b. R.. Feb. 3, 1870. 

3. Edward Harris,*^ h. R., June 20, 1849. 

4. Frederick Lee, '^ h. R., March 1. 1";69. 

5. A daughter," b. R., Aug. 7, 1872. 

S. Angeline Eliz.\,5 1j, jn^ov. 23, 1816, m. Lewis Halsey Kelly, M. D., and d. Nov. 

4. LuciEX Dexsmore,5 b. Sept. 24, 1818; lives in Woodstock, 111. 

5. Ax INFANT,'' d. Jan. 3, 18'il. 

6. Maria Louisa,'^ b. Sept. 2, 182S; m. Sept. 29, 1850; John More Benjamin, b. 

Delaware Co., N. Y., Jan. 13, 1825, son of Iliram and Gertrude (Van Hoesen) 
Benjamin; resides in Painesville, Ohio. Children: 

1. Frances Angcline,'^ b. Richford, N. Y., July 18, 1851. 

2. Carrie Gertrude,*^ b. PainesvillL-, 0., March 3, 1854. 

3. Kate Augusta," b. Painesville, ()., Aug. 22, 185'J ; d. July 18, 1860. 

4. Louisa Antoinette," b. Painesville, O., Aug. IS, 1861. 

69. II. SARAH,-* b. Aug. 2, 1796 ; m. OTIS LINCOLN, b. Western, 
now Warren, Mass., June 24, 1787, son of Thomas and Anna (Keyes) 
Lincoln. He was an active, energetic, enterprising man, engaged iu 
farming, milling, lumbering, trading and manufacturing, and, more 
than any other man, "has contributed by his enterprise and successful 
business to the advancement of the village of Newark Valley." She 
d. March 28, 1844; he m. (2d) Mrs. Mary (Hayes) Pearsall, who sur- 
vives him ; he d. Dec. 7, 1863 ; they rest in Hope Cemetery. Child- 
ren: — 

168 Slosson Genealogy. [October, 

1. William Slosson,'^ b. Aug, 13, 1813; ni. Jan. 14, 1S3G, Helen Maria Bur- 

bank, b Chester, Mass., Feb. 24, 181fi, cl;ui. of Christopher and Lncia (Leo- 
nard) Burbanic. He was broiigiit up in tlic business with liis lather, and on 
his retiring-, succeeded him, continuing and enlarging it luitil 1865, when 
he sold out. In Nov., 186f>, he was elected to Congress from the 26th Con- 
gressional District of N. Y. ; and since Ih'CiV, has lived in Wasliington, D. C. ; 
practicing law since the expiration of Jiis term in Congress; child: 
1. Stella Auynsta, " b. Jan. V-\, 1837, m. Sidney A.Kent, of Chicago, 111. 

2. A sov' b. Feb. 24, 1816; d. Feb. 27. 18 16 

3. Celi-V b. June 14, 1817; m. Sep. 3, 1841, Williiir.) B. Burbank ; she d. Mav 

23, 1845. s.p. 

4. Caroline A.manda,-^ b March 1. 1819 ; m. Aug. 22, 1.37, Charles Higbe, b Aug, 

7, 1817, son of Anson and Ann (Patterson) Higbe, a farmer of Newark 

Vallev; cliild: 

1. William jimon^- b Jan. 20, 1854. 

5. Cii.\RLTrs Keyes, J b. hwx. 6, 1822; a druggist of Owego, N. Y., m. Jan. 14, 

1847, Lauia Ann Stebbins, b. Juno 2.'i, 1825, dan. of JJariiabrvi Merrick and 
Roxalaua (Gleasim) oteubins. Children: 

1. Frances Alarii,' b. Aug. 19, 1851 ; d. Oct. 1, IS'S. 

2. Otis: b. Jan.' 23, 185«" 

3. William Slosson'- b. Jan. 1, 1860 ; d. May 5, ;87i. 

4. Katie Jlai/," b. March 9, 1862. 

5. Laura Fuffmia.'- h. May 18, 1864 ; d. Aug. 11. 1867. 

6. Jane Charlotte,^ b. Feb. 20, 1825; ni Aug. 13, 1 845, William Josiah Burr, 

M.D., b. Homer. N. Y., March 28, 1818, son of Anirew and Mary Cleveland 
(Bntteriield) Burr. He enlisted as a private in 76th N. Y. Volunteers, Oct. 
1861 ; was commissioned as asst. sur2'er)n of 59th N. Y. Vols., May 13, I 8(J2 ; 
promoted surgeon of ■I2d N. Y. Vols., May 21, 1863; mustered out with t!ie 
regt. July 13, 1864; re-entered tlic service Aug. 25, 1864, as acting staff 
surgeon U. S. A.; serving till June 2, 1865; since which he has practiced 
his "profession in Newark Valley, N. Y. Children: 

1. Willium Henry, ^' b. Sept. 2, 1846; resides Chicago, HI. 

2. Sarah Jane,^ b. Aug. 23. 18-18; resides Washington, D. C. 
S. Gewye Lincoln,^ b. Jan. 3", 1857. 

4. Marij Ella,^ b. A)). 14, 1859. 

7. Julia Ette,'^ b. Ap. 2, 1827; m. Jan. 10. 1849, Barnabas Merrick Stebbins, 

Jr., b. Aug. 14, 1822, son of B. M and Roxalana (Gleason) Stebbins; an 
underwriter, of Owego. N. Y. Children : 

1. George Turner <-\>. Oct. 5, 1857. 

2. Caroline Louisa*^ b. Ap. 21, 18ti0. 

8. George Emmett,^ b. Dec. 4, 1829; m. Dec. 19, 1866, Emma Apgusta Shel- 

don, b. May 1, 1846, dau. of Sylvester and Sally (Robbins) Sheldon; a 
trader, lives in Painesville, Ohio, s.p. 

9. Helen Makia,' b. June 8, lS3i ; m. June 8, 1853, D. Williams Patterson, 

b. Union, Broome Co., N. Y., July 15, 1824, son of Chester and Mary 
Ann (Elliott) Patterson; a dentist by profession, and a farmer aud 
genealogist by practice; lived at West Winsted, Conn., till May 3, 1865; 
and since that time, in Newark Valley, Tioga Co., N. Y. Children : 

1. Anna,'^ b. A p. 24, 1854. 

2. Lincoln Elliott,'' b. Dec. 13, 1855. 

3. E. S. Wood ford; b. Oct. 6, 1870. 

4. Ralph Thacher:' b. Jan. SO 1872. 

10. Laura Eugenia,= b. July 25, 1885; d. March 29, 1864. 

11. Ada Augusta,"^ b. Nov. 1, 1837; m. Nov. 16, 18i)4, Clayton Byington, b. 
Jan. 3, 1835, son of Lawyer and Savilla (Woodford) Byington; a clerk, of 
Newark Valley, N. Y., s.p. 

12. Sarah Isauella.^ b. June 25, 1842; m. Sept. 27, 1865, Francis Edwin 
Brockway, b. Sept. 10, 1844, son of Joseph Boyington and Amanda 
(Winship) Brockway; an accountant, of Owego, N. Y. Child: 

1. Leon Lincoln,*' b. Oct. 3, 1866. 

70. III. WILLIAMS^ (122), b. July 3, 1800; m. July 1, 1824, 
Maria Benjamin, b. Lansing, N. Y., Jan. 29, 1807, dau. of Joseph aud 


1872.] SJosson Genealogy. 169 

Phebe (Hauville) Benjamin ; resided Newark Valley, N. Y., of winch 
town be was for many years a Justice of the Peace; he d. ]May ;iG, 
1872, of debility caused bv rheumatism. 

71. IV. FPANKLIN' '(l^o), b. Feb. 20, 1805 ; m. Jan. 19, 1832, 
Nancy Rich, b. Cherry Valley, N. Y., Dec. 24, 1807, dau. of Rufus and 
Lydia (Knapp) Rich.' He moved to Owego, N. Y., in 183.3, and en- 
gaged in the stationery and book business. "For many years he took 
a prominent and active part in the county and village business, being 
an expert accountant, and an excellent penman. He was supervisor of 
the town of Owego, several times, and in all public official positions, 
discharged his duties to the entire acceptance of the public!' He and 
his wife joined the church in Newark Valley, Jan. (3, 1833. She d. 
Owego, March 30, 1855. He d. Owego, Ap. 2, 18G7. 

72 V. SEMANTHxV b- ^ept. 20, 1808; m. Jan. 16, 1843, SBIEON 
RICH GRIFFIN, b. Cherrv Valley, N. Y., July 14, 1805, son of Franklin 
and Ruth (Rich) Griffin. He was a trader, lived in Richford, N. Y., 
thence moved to Harford, N. Y., where he d. Sept. 12, 18G9. She 
resides in Harford. Children : 

1. Latoa Eugenia.s b. Richford, Dec. 23, 1843; m. Aug. 18, 1866, Charles Bowlby 

Ellis, b. Bath, N. Y., July 2, 1840, son. of Oren and Sarah (Bowlby) Ellis ; 
resides in Harford, Cortland Co., N. Y. Children : 

1. Jiose Eugeniaf' b. Harford, July 13, 1867, 

2. Minnie Griffin,'^ b. Harford, Sept. 2, 1869. 

2. Mary Elizabeth,5 b. R., Ap. oO. 184*7; m. Nov. 23, 1867, Lyman Tanner, b. 

Yirgil, N. Y., Dec. 31, 1843, son of Selma and Almira (Johnson) Tanner; 
resides in Harford, N. Y. Children: 

1. George Cori/don," h. Harford, March 14, 1869. 

2. Charles Griffiu,'^ b. Harford. June 20, 1871. 

Chil. of Eno's' (32) and Rebecca (Culver) Slosson. 

73. I. MATILDA.* b. Berkshire, N. Y., May 30, 1804; m. William 
Dunham, of Richford, N. Y. ; he d. July IG, 1855 ; she lives in New 
York, with her daughter. 

74. II. JULIA ANN/ b. Berkshire, N. Y., June 27, 1806 ; m. John 
C. Stedman, son of John and Sylvia Stedman ; she d. in UnadiUa, 
Mich., Aug. 1, 1866. 

75. III. SUSAN MARIA,* b. Berkshire, N. Y., Ap. 6, 1808; m. 
James Maxwell, and d. Feb. 14, 1830. 

76. IV. CHARLOTTE,* b. Berkshire, N. Y., Jan. 16, 1810; m. I^. 
C. Culver, of Elldand, Penn., where they now reside. 

77. V. CLARK* (127), b. Berkshire, N. Y., Aug. 5, 1811, m. Oct. 
28, 1831, Adeline Ball, b. Berkshire, Ap. 1, 1811, dau. of Samuel and 
Jerusha* [30] (Slosson) Ball. She d. Lawrenceville, Penn., Sept. IG, 
1870. He lives in New York, with his daughter. 

78. VI. NANCY,* b. Berkshire, N. Y., March 14, 1814 ; drowned m 
Lawrenceville, Penn., Ap. 26, 1820. 

79. VII. ENOS,* b. Lawrenceville, Penn., Feb. 16, 1817 ; m. Ellen 
Hoyt of Wilkes Barre, Penn., and resides in Chicago, 111. 

80. VIII. EZBON.* b. Lawrenceville, Penn., Oct. 17, 1818; m. 
Cynthia Ball, dau. of Samuel and Jerusha^' [30] (Slosson) Ball, 
resides in Burlington, Iowa. 

Chil. of Barzillai ' [39] and Mary (Hatch) Slosson. 

81. L JOHN WILLIAM* (131), b. Kent. Conn., Dec. 20, 1795 ; m. 
Sept. 26, 1824, Hannah Patty Mills, b. Kent, Jan. 5, 1803, dau. oi 

170 Slossbn Genealogy. [October, 

Pliilo and Ehoda (Goodwin) Mills. He was a trader, and settled in 
Kent, where he d. of consumption, Kov. 14, 1862, in 67th year of his 
age. She sfcill resides in Kent. 

82. II. NATHANIEL HATCH,* b. Kent, Oct. 5, ITOB; grad. 
Union Coll., 1817 ; studied law with his uncle William Slosson in New 
York ; became consumptive, and returned to Kent, where he d. June 

8, 1824, in 25th year. 

Chil. of William^ [43] and Catherine Alice (Schenck) Slosson. 

83. I. JOHN,* (130) (twin), b. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Dec. 21, 1806; 
grad. at College of New Jersey, 1823; studied law; settled in the city 
of New York; m. Elizabeth Steward. She d. Jan. 6, 1842, aged 31 
years. He has been for four years a judge of the N. Y. Superior 

84. II. WILLIAM* (140) (twin), b. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Dec. 21,. 
1806; m. Dec. 17, 1834, Margaret Yeits, b. Becket, Mass., dan. of 
Henry and Charlotte (Fowler) Yeits. They settled in Kent, Conn., 
where she d. July 9, 1849. He was badly scalded on the knee, in a 
collision on the Housatonic railway, near Bridgeport, Conn., Aug. 14, 
1865, from which he never fully recovered. He d. March 8, 1868. 

85. III. HENEY,* b. New York, Sept. — , 1808 ; studied medicine, 
graduating at Albany Medical College ; settled in Kent, Conn. ; where 
he now lives, unmarried, having been for many vears in infirm health. 

86. lY. BAEZILLAP (145), b. New York,^March 1, 1810; grad. 
Columbia College, 1828; m. Jan. 24, 1833, Margaret Lawrence, b. Ap. 

9, 1811, dau. of Jonathan and Elizabeth ( ) Lawrence. (See 

Laivrence Genealogy, by Thomas Lawrence, page 104.) He is a lawyer, 
of Geneva, N. Y. ; Dist. Atty. for Ontario County. 

87. Y. EDWAED,*b, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Oct. —, 1814; grad. 
Columbia College 1833 ; m. June 27, 1867, Annie Trumbull, dau. of 
Hon. Gurdon Trumbull, of Hartford, Conn. He was a lawyer; 
resided in the city of New York ; he d. at Greenwich, Conn., Nov. 4, 
1871, S.2J. 

Chil. of Jehiel* [49] and Amy (Ladd) Slosson. 

88. I. OEEILLA,^ b. Union, N. Y., May 1, 1814 ; m. Aug. 8, 1865, 
John C. Curtis, Esq., b. Stockbridge, Mass., Ap. 15, 1802, son of Irani 
and Margaret (Carpenter) Curtis ; resides in Maine, N. Y., s. /;. 

89. IL HIAL DUDLEY,^ b. Union, N. Y., Ap. ]8, 1817; m. Oct. 
25, 1853, Eosa Gordon, b. Middlefield, Otsego Co., N. Y., June 8, 1823, 
dau. of Samuel and Harriet (Lee) Gordon, lias no children. 

90. III. GAYLOED,^ b. U., Oct. 22, 1819 ; d. March 9, 1841. 

91. lY. AMBEOSE,^ b. U., Jan. 27, 1822 ; m. in Mich. Sarah J. 
Gridley, lives in Kalamo, Mich. 

92. V. CYEUS,^ b. U., Jan. 27, 1826 ; m. in Mich. Lydia Darling. 

93. VI. CHAELES,Mj. U., Jan. 27, 1829; m. Dec. 25, 1863, his 
cousin, Sarah M. Bloodgood, b. in 1832, dau. of Isaac and Jerusha 
(Ladd) Bloodgood. He resides in New York, where she d. Jan. 11, 
1869, aged 30 years and 9 months; s. jt;. She was buried in Evergreen 
Cemetery, Owego, N. Y. 

Chil. of Nathan* [53] and Laurinda (Brown) Slosson. 

94. I. LAUEINDA ANNA/ b. Union. Broome Co., N. Y., June 5, 
1833; m. J^n. 22, 1852, EU8TACE HATHIWAT, b. March 1, 1825, son of 

1872.] Slos-son Genealogy. 171 

Dayidand Eliza (Church) Hathaway; resides iu Maine, Broome Co., 
K Y. Children : 

1. Mary Lafrinda,^ b. Nov. 22, 1852. 

2. Sarah Eveline,'' b. July 29, 1857. 

3. Irving Slosson,'' b. Sept. 13, 1859. 

4. Carleton," b. Ap. 28, 1868. 

5. Harry,« b. July 22, 1870. 

Cliil. of Abner ^ [55] and Nancy (Marean) Slosson. 

95. I. JOHN MAEEAN,'' b. March 29, 1835 ; m. — Finch ; lives 
in Nortlnvood. Worth Co., Iowa. 

96. II. EEBECCA EMIL17 b. May 17, 1836; lives in Nortlnvood, 

97. III. ALBERT,-' b. Ap. 10, 1838; lives in Northwood, Iowa. 
Ciiil. of Giles,^ [50] and Sarah (Muzzy) Slosson. 

98. I. ELIZA AMELIA,^ b- Union, N. Y., Dec. 27, 1831 ; m. Nov. 
14, 1849, James Taylor, b. Springfield, N. Y., March 17, 1827, son of 
Thomas and Eleanor (Hurdman) Taylor, s. j). 

99. II. HENRY WILLIAM, '- [154) b. Union, N. Y., Nov. 6, 1836, 
m. June 16, 1859, Arbelia J. Yan Tnyl, b. Cobleskill, N. Y., Dec. 19, 
1841, dau. of Henry and Maria (Brooker) Van Tnyl; resides in Maine, 
N. Y. 

Chil. of Anson Seymour' [57] and Mary (Steele) Slosson. 

100. I. NATHANIEL " [157], b. at Maine, Broome Co., N. Y., Jan. 
3. 1830 ; m. Jan. 10, 1856, Caroline Jane Dean, b. Candor, N. Y., Ap. 
8,' 1836, dau. of Edward and Philena (Marean) Dean, g. dau. of Edward 
and Phebe (Slade) Deau, and of Lewis and Patience (Kettle) Marean. 
He settled at Laclede, Linn. Co., Mo., a carpenter and joiner; removed 
to Sabetha, Nemaha Co., Kansas, Avhere he resides, 1872 ; was 2d Lieut. 
Co. G-., 3d. Kansas Infantry, in war of 1861. 

101. II. NANCY JANE,M). Maine, N. Y., Feb. 29, 1832; m. Ap. 
7, 1853, JOHN LIVOCiJSTON GRAHAM, b. Richford, Tioga Co., N. Y., 
May 27, 1832, son of John L. and Hannah (Gee) Graham". They set- 
tled in Albany, Nemaha Co, Kansas; he was Captain in the Eighth 
Kansas Infantry, and was killed in the battle of Chickamauga, Tenn., 
Sept. 19, 1863. She m. (2d) March 18, 1868, Eli F. Bouton, b. Virgil, 
Cortland Co., N. Y., Ap. 8, 1833, son of Nathan and Mary (Gee) 
Bouton ; and resides in Albany, Kansas. Children by first husband : 

1. Charles Delavan, ^ b. Maine, N. Y., Oct. 27, 1854. 

2. Fred Eugene, ^ b. Albany, Kansas, July 6, 1860. 

1 02. III. WILLIAM BUTLER' (159), b. Maine, N. Y., Nov. 2, 1835 ; 
m. March 13, 1860, Achsah Louisa Lilly, b. Chenango, Broome Co., 
N. Y., March 18, 1836, dau. of Orsamus and Louise (Lilly) Lilly. [Or- 
samus Lilly, b. Ashfield, Mass., Aug. 22, 1800, son of Foster and Deb- 
orah (Hall) Lilly, g. son of Jonathan and Sarah (Foster) Lilly, and of 
Reuben and Sarah (Howe) Hall, m. in Ilawley, Mass., Aug. 13, 1826, 
Louisa Lilly, dau. of Silas and Lucy (Batcheller) Lilly, who d Che- 
nango, N. Y., June 27, 1842, aged 42 years. He d. m 18o7, of con- 
sumption.] They reside, 1872, at Sabetha, Nemaha Co., Kansas, 
where he is a member of the mercantile firm of Slosson Brothers & 


103. IV. SAMUEL,= b. Maine, N. Y., Aug. 15, 1837; resides at 

172 Slosson Genealogy. [October^ 

Sabetha, Kansas, unmarried; a trader, in the same firm as his brother 
William B. Slosson. 

Chil. of Truman ^ (58) and Jane (Wilson) Slosson. 

104. I. JOHN,= 

105. II. SARAH/ m. Cutler, who died some years ago. 

Chil. of William^ [59] and Julia A. (De Witt) Slosson. 

lOG. I. IIENEY ANDREW,^ (162) b. Binghamton, I^. Y., Dec. 1, 
1832 ; m. June 8, 18G1, Mary J. Greene ; resides at 13inghamton ; a 

107. 11. EUNICE SISSON,'b. Binohamton, Ap. 18, 1834; m. Jan. 
1, 1850, CHARLES H. TAN NAME, b. Chenango, N. Y., Dec. 11, 1830 ; 
he d. Oct. 8, 18G6. Children : 

1. Grace Theodosia.c b. Apalachiu, K Y., Ap. 8, 1859. 

2. JiLiA Clark, «> b. Apalachin, N. Y., March 21, 1862; d. Sept. — , 1862, aged six 


3. Robert Nimmons,'' b. Corning, N. Y., Dec. 31, 1863; d. aged eleven mouths. 

4. IIknrv Clay'' (twin), b. Tioga Co., Pcnn., Nov. 11, 1865; d. Binghamton, K 

Y, Oct. 25, ISYl. 

5. Herbert May** (twin), b. Tioga Co., Tenn., Nov. 27, 1865. 

108. III. ABEAM DE WITT,^ (163) b. Binghamton, Feb. 12, 1830 ; 
m. Elmira, N. Y., Jan. 12, 1804, San.'ah Hall ; she d. Elmira, May 31, 
1871, aged 38 years. He resides at Elmira ; a grocer. 

109. IV. MARY ELIZABETH' (twin), b. Binghamton, Nov. 20, 
1837 ; m. Dee. 13, 1865, l-EEi)EKI€K «. NiLES, b. Ap. 12, 1837, sou ot 
Bryant and Eliza Niles; resides at Sabetha, Kansas. Children: 

1. William Weston,*- b. Albany, Kansas, Ap. 20, 1668. 

2. Sarah Kate,<- b. Albany Kansas, Jan. 13, 1870. 

110. V. SARAH^ (twin), b. Binghamton, Nov. 20, 1837. 

111. VI. JULIA AUGUSTA,' b. Binghamton, Oct. 9, 1840; m. 
David Crocker, of Binghamton. 

112. VIL WILLIAM' (tAvin),b. Binghamton, Nov. 24, 1844; died 
aged one month. 

112-\ VIIL CAROLINE LOUISA' (twin), b. Binghamton, Nov. 
24, 1844 ; d. Feb. 10, 1804, m 20th year. 

Chil. of Franklin Sisson' [GO] and Julia (West) Slosson. 

113. L FRANCIS.' 

114. IL HENRY.' 

115. III. MARY,' is dead. 

Chil. of Ozias Judd'* [Gl] and Ann (Fisher) Slosson. 

116. L ARTHUR BURTON,' b. Newark Valley.N. Y.. 3^:a ch 7, 
1838; blip. Oct. 5, 1847; resides at Big Rapids, Mich. 

117. II. EDWIN,' b. N. v., Ap. 5,1840; bap. Oct. 5, 1847; resides 
Newark Valley; he served in the war of 1801, enlisting Aug. 9, 1862 ; 
2d Lieut. Co. B, 109th N. Y. S. V., Jan. 0, 18G5 ; discharged June 4, 

118. IIL ELOISE MARIA,' b. N. V., A]). 10, 1845 ; bap. Oct. 5, 
May 31, 1845 ; son of Daniel and Esther (Farrand) Chamberlm; re- 
sides in Newark Valley. Child : 

1. Harry Birchard, b. Oct. 12, 1869. 

119. IV. SARAH ESTELLE,'b. N. V., Aug. 13, 1847; bap. Oct. 

1872.] Slosson Genealogy. 173 

6, 1847; ra.. June 22. 1870, ROBERT FRANKLIN MOORE, b. Nov. 28, 
1829, son of Peter and Eliza Harper (Hyde) Moore; a civil engineer 
of Newark Valley. Child : 

1. Robert Arthur,'^ b. N. Y., March 17, 1871. 

120. V. WILLIS MERTOJSr/ b. N. \., May 25,, 1849 ; resides at 
Sabetlia, JSTemalia Co., Kansas. 

Child of Henry Belden'' [02] and Sabrina Leonard (Mnzzy) 


BLOOBWOOD, of Owego, N. Y. Her son, Darwin Herhert ' d. Ow^ego, 
Ang. 12, 1867, aged 3 months. 

Chil. of Williams " [70] and Maria (Benjamin) Slosson. 

122. L CtEORCxE WILLIAMS,^!. June 24, 1825; m. Sept. 8, 1847, 
Melinda Jane Williams, b. Feb. 5, 1827, dan. of Oliver and Freelove 
(Newell) Williams. He resides Newark Valley ; an acsonntant and 
station agent of Southern Central IJ. R.; had a daughter b. Nov. 7, 
1849 ; d. same day. 

123. IL EMILY VILLARS,^' b. Jan. 13, 1827; d. Ap. 14, 1832. 

124. IIL PHEBE ELIZABETH,^ b. March 9, 1830 ; m. Sept. 17, 

1850, Frederick Handel Todd, b. North Haven, C^onn., Feb. 26, 1819 ; 
son of Josiah and Elizabeth (Clinton^^Todd. He was a trader in 
Newark Valley, N. Y., thence moved to Big Rapids, Mich., where he 
engaged largely in !"the lumber business, and was drowned March 18, 
186Sr She returned to Newark Valley, and resides with her mother. 
Children : 

1. A Sox.G b. Jail. 26, 18.52 ; d. Jan. 29, 1852. 

2. A D.VTTGHTER^ (twin), b. Aug. 6, 1854; d. Aug. 20, 1854. 
S. A T)AUGnTER« (twin), b. Aug. 6, 1854; d. Sept. 3, 1854. 

4. Frederick Louis,''!). March 10, 1850. 

5. George Leon,« b. March 21, 1858; d. Nov. 25, 1860. 

6. Fra\k IIayden,b b. Big Rapids, Mich., Feb. 26, 18G6. 

Chil. of Franklin^^[71] and Nancy (Rich) Slosson. 

125. I. CAROLINE AUOUSTA," b. Feb. 13, 1833; m. Dec. 16, 

1851, EZRA W.VRREX REEVES, b. Owego, N. Y., Ap. 3, 1820, son of 
Lorenzo and Maria L. (Clarke) Reeves : resides at Owego, N. Y. 
Children : 

1. Fraxkun Slosson,'' b. March 9, 1853. 

2. Cii.'iRLES Frederick,'' b. Nov. 23, 1854. 

3. Edward Lorenzo,'' b. March 26, 1858. 

4. Irving Warren,'' b. Dec. 3, 1859. 

5. Louis Y.g, b. Feb. 17, 1861 ; d. Dec. 18, 1861. 

6. William Arthur.*' b. May 5, 1862 ; d. July 21, 1863. 

120. II. NANCY RICH," b. March 13, 1839 ; d. March 15, 1839. 
Chil. of Clark' [77] and Adeline (Ball) Slosson. 

127. I. WILLIAM H.,^ b. Lawrenceville, Penn., Oct. 23, 1832; re- 
sides in New York. 

128. II. CYNTHIA MATILDA,^ b. Lawrenceville, Penn., Ap. 1, 
1834; m. William H. Rice; lives in Burlington, Iowa; has two sons. 

129. III. JOSEPHINE,^ b. Lawrenceville, Penn., June 3, 1837 ; m. 
CHARLES N. €RITT£N'TO>', of New York, a dealer in drugs and medi- 
cine Children : 

1. Charles H. S.,*^ b. March 31, 1860; d. Dec. 14, 1861. 

2. Addie Ella,'' b. May 25, 1864. 

174 Slosson Genealogy. [October, 

130. IV. SUSAX L.,'' b. Lawreiiceville, Penn., Nov. 26, IS-tl ; m- 
TH03IAS E. DELANO, of New York, where they noAv reside. Children : 

1. Mortimer T.,* b. New York, Aug. 15, 1869. 

Chil. of John Wilham^ [81] and Hannah Patty (Mills) Slosson. 

131. I. CATHAKINE ALICE,^ b. Kent, Conn., June 21, 1825; 
joined the church in Kent May 2, 1847 ; has rendered very importani: 
assistance in collecting materials for this genealogy; resides with her 
mother in Kent. 

132. II. MAEIA MILLS,^ b. Kent, Ap. 19, 1829; m. Oct. 12, 1852, 
Hon. GARRICK MALLORY HARDING, of Wilkes-Barre, Penn., b. Exe- 
ter, Penn., July 12, 1828, son of Isaac and Nancy (Harding) Harding. 
He is one of the Judges of the Luzerne County Court. She d. Jan, 
24, 1867. Children : 

1. Harriet Fuller," b. Kent, Conn., Aug. 2*7, 185,3. 

2. John Slossox.g b. Wilkes-Barre, Penn., Aug. 29, 1859. 

3. Henry Mills," b. Wilkes-Barre, Pemi., .July 16, 1862. 

4. Garrick Mallory," b. Wilkes-Barre, Penn., Dec. 3, 1865. 

133. III. BARZILLAV h. Kent. Jan. 5, 1833; d. June 14, 1850. 

134. IV. MARY HATCH', b. Kent, March 20, 1837; resides in 
AVilkes-Barre, Penn. 

_ 135.^ V. JOHN WILLIAM,^ b. Kent, Jan. 0, 18i5 ; resides on hia 
lathers homestead in Kent ; unmarried. 

Chil. of John^ [83] and Elizabeth (Steward) Slosson. 

136. I. SARAH ELIZABETH,^ b. Sept. — , 1834. 

137. II. ALICE CATHARINE,^ b. July 4, 183G. 

138. III. MARTHA STEWARD,^ b. New Y^ork, March — , 1838; d. 
on Staten Island, N. Y\. Oct. 1, 18—. 

139. IV. JOHN STEAVARD,^ b. New Y^ork, Aug. 8, 1840; m. Nov. 
28, 1871. Josephine Naylor. of New Y^ork. 

Chil. of William^ [84] and Margaret ( Veits) Slosson. 

140. L CATHARINE ALICE,^ b. Jan. — 1836 ; d. Burlington,Vt., 
May — , 1871. 

141. II. HENRY VEITS' (164), b. Dec. 17, 1837; served through- 
out the war of 1861, in the 15th N. Y^. Engineers, Col. J. McLeod 
Murphy, as Lieut., Capt. and Major. He m. Dec. 6, 1865, Alice Van- 
derwater, of New Y^ork. 

142. IIL NATHAN,'^ b. June 24, 1840; d. Sept. 17, 1848. 

^14.3. IV. JOIIN,-^ (165), 1). Jan. 9, 1844; m. Jan. 25, 1866, Anna 
Tomlinson Banks, of Bridgeport ; resides on the homestead of his fa- 
ther, in Kent, Conn. 

144. V. NATHAN,' b. July 8, 1849. 

Chil. of Barzillai^ [86] and Margaret (Lawrence) Slosson. 

145. I. WILLIAM/' b. New Y^ork, Dec. 3, 1834; was a member of 
the celebrated N. Y. Seventh Regiment, and marched with it to the re- 
lief of Washington in April, 186i. 

146. II. J. LAAVRENCE,-^ b. in Fishkill, N. Y., Feb. 28, 1836 ; is a 
lawyer of Nev/ York ; he was also a member of the N. Y^. Seventh Regi- 
ment, and marched with it in April, 1861. 

147. IIL HENRY,^ b. 1838 ; d. at Geneva, N. Y., 1840, aged 18 

148. IV. EDWARD,^ b. Geneva, July 3,1840; made a voyage to 
China, and on his return died at Geneva, N. Y., Aug. 16, 1868. 

1872.] Slosson Genealogy. 175 

UO. V. HENRY LA.WRENCE'' (IGT), h. Geneva, Oct. — 1842 ; en- 
tered U. S. Xavy Oct. 13, 1863, as 3cl Assistant Engineer of steamer 
Vicksbnro- ; m. Dec. 3, 18G8, Agnes B. Stacy, of Geneva, JST. Y. 

150. VI. JOHN,' b. Geneva, Jan. 31, 184-4. 

151. VII. RICHARD,' b. Geneva. Jnne 3, 1846. 

152. VIII. rREDERICK,M3. Geneva, 1848 ; d. aged 3 days. 

153. IX. ELIZABETH,^ b. Geneva, Nov. 23, 1851. 

Gbil. of Henry AVilliam^ [99], and Arbelia J. (Van Tnyl) Slos- 

154. I. EMMA AMELIA,^ b. Maine, N. Y., May 22, 1860. 

155. II. MAKY ELL'EN,^ b. Maine, N. Y., Jan. 20, 1865. 

156. III. JENNY MAY,« b. Maine, N. Y., Oct. 29, 1871. 

Chil. of Nathaniel^ [100] ^^^^ Carolinn Jane (Dean) Slosson. 

157. I. HARVEY STEWART,'' b. Newark Valley, N. Y., Oct. 9, 1857; 
d. at Laclede, Mo., Nov. 29, 1859, of whooping-congh. 

158. II. ARTHUR ANSON," 1). Laclede, Mo., March 25, 1863. 
Chil. of William Bntler," [102] and Achsah Louisa (Lilly) Slos- 

159. L FRANK EUGENE.'' b. Feb. 22, 1863; d. Feb. 1, 1865, of 

• 160. II. EDWIN EMERY," b. June 7, 1865. 

161. in. HARRY E.,^ b. May 29, 1867 ; d. Feb. 2, 1869, of mem- 
branous croup. 

Child of Henry Andrew' [106] and Mary J. (Greene) Slosson. 

162. L JULIA DEWITT," 1). Fenton, N. Y., Aug. 12, 1862. 
Child of Abram Dewitt,' [108] and Sarah (Hall) Slosson. 

163. L CARRIE AUGUSTA,^ b. Elmira, N. Y., Jan. 12, 1864. 
Child of Henry Veits' [141] and Alice (Vanderwater) Slosson. 

164. L GEORGE," b. New York, Oct. 24, 1867; d. N. Y., Jan. 16, 

Child of John' [143] and Anna Tomlinson (Banks) Slosson. 

165. L EDWARD CURTIS," b. Kent, Conn., Nov. 18, 1867; d. 
Sept. 8, 1868. 

166. 11. FRANK SPOONER," b. Kent, Jan. 24, 1870. 

Child of Henry Lawrence' [149] and Agnes B. (Stacy) Slosson. 

167. L HENRY AUBREY," b. Nov. 3, 1870. 

Note. — In vol. 3, p. 109, line 2 ; for Washington, read Newington. 
Page 115, line 25; for June 1, 1795, rend Jav. 1, 1795. 

In the Library of the Long Island Historical Society, at Brooklyn, K Y., is a 
MSS. volume containing copies and abstracts of inscriptions from the grave-yards of 
Flatbush, Bush wick and Brooklyn; from several private family burial grounds ; and 
from the cemetery attached to the U. S. Xaval Hospital at Brooklyn— copied, in 1864, 
by Roj-al Paine and H. R. Stiles. * 

176 St. FauVs Chapel [October, 


Copies of tlie remaining Inscriptions which haA'e not been jirinted in 
the articles on its Heraldry. On the south wall of the chancel is the 
following. It is all in Konian capitals. There are no arms. 


to the MeDJory of 

Anthony Van Dam, Esq., 

grandson of the 

Honourable Rip Van Dam 

Prf'sident of the (^ouncil in the 

Province of New York 1731. 

He was for many years a Vestryman of Trinity Church, 

distinguislied for his attachment and services. 

The earlier part of his life was passed 

iu liis native city. 

From the year 1*788, lie resided in London, 

where he died on the :23d Sept., 1808, 

in the 'Z'Ztli year of his age ; 

highly esteemed by a large circle of friends. 

His remains were interred in the chapel of 

the Foundling Hospital in that citjr. 

This Monument 

was erected bj- his affectionate surviving sister, 

Catherine Van Dam, of London, 

A. D. 1824. 

East wall, south side, under the gallery. 

This Tablet 

recalls to the rccollcdhm of their 

Family and P'riexds 

Thojias Barrow 

Who died 15th Sept. 1825. 

Aged 89 years and 11 months. 

and his m'ife 

Sarah Barrow, 

Who died 22d .jan. 1786, 

Aged 40 years and 7 months. 

Piety, Justice and Benevolence 

Adorned their lives. 

Their xurvivivg Son, irilh Filial Piet)! 

And veneration erected this little 

Monument to their Memory. 

West wall, north side, near the oigan. 
Square white maii)le edged Avith hlack; above it a pyramid of grey 
marble, thereon an urn carved in white. The letters in old English, 
much decorated. 

A. (). M. 

Dilectissimae Uxoris Memoriae. 


Quam Alorte solutam Anno Aetatis XLVIIL 

(Die V« A. K. Martis, A. D. 1816.) 

Inscripto Marmore Veneratur 
atque virtutis testatur 

Georgius W. Chapman. 


Requiescat in Pace. 

1872.] ,S'^ Pcn'Fs Chapel. 177 

West end, nortli of iDiddle door. 

"^erethe wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest." 

Tliis stone is erected 

a Memorial 

of the Piety and Virtues of 

Effixgiiam "Warxek, 

who resigned tliis Life 

in full assurance of a blissful 


On the 30th Septeniber, 1790, 

in the 21st year of liis age. 

West end, next to Effingham Warner. 

Black marble, set upon Avliite, the letters gilt. 

'' The Righteous shall be in everlasting Remembrance." 

This Tablet 

Records the Meaior}' of 

(tIeoege Warner, 

W^ho died -Ith Jan>'., 1825, aged Y-i years. 

Prayer and Praise was the Delight of his Soul, 
and like Enoch "he walked with God." 

So })ure so bi'lglit did his example shine, 

It spoke Religion glorious and divine, 

His Faith and Works this cone can never tell 

But Mem'ry speaks his Praise and .speaks it well. 

W^cst end, south of the door. 

In Memory of 

David McKean 

3d and Youngest Son of the late 

Robert McKean Esq. 

of Kilmarnock, Scotland ; 

who died in this C'lty of Yellow Fever, . 

in the midst of his usefulness 

on the Vth day of August, 1*795, aged 33 yean 

and was interred in this Churchvard. 

West end, south of the door. 

White marble, carved, with portrait Ijust and 

inscription, all in Eoman Capitals. 



the Member.'; of the Bar 

of tliis City 

as a Testimony of their Resj^ect 

for the Memory 


John Wells 


elevated and adorned 

their Profession 

b}^ his 

Integrity, Eloquence and Learning 

Born A. D, MDCCLXX. Died Sept. YII. A. D. MDCCCXXIII. 

178 The Laicrence Pedigree, [October, 

By W. H. Whitmore, of Boston, Mass. 
To the Editor of the Record : 

SiE — I find in your July nnmber, a reply to my former article on the 
Lawrence pedigree, signed by Mr. TV. E. Lawrence. I have carefully 
examined it, and believe that I am justified in saying that it is, in no 
sense, an answer to my criticisms. 

I must remind your readers that I have not exceeded the limits of 
fair criticism in exposing the defects in this pedigree. The claim of 
the LaAvrences to a prooed pedigree for 700 years was made in the 
Recced. It has been made in Holgute's American (jenealogies, in the 
Lcnvrence Genecdogy, printed in 1858, and in other publications. I 
cannot allow for a moment that a pedigree thus publicly put forth is 
sacred from investigation. 

The claim is simply this— that John, William and Thomas Law- 
rence were cousins of Henry Lawrence, the President of OroniAvell's 
Council, a member of a family settled at St. Ives, Co. Hunts, Eng- 

A pedigree is of value only so far as it is supported by evidence. 
Should the writer of the article referred to present his genealogical 
tree at Heralds' College, he would undoubtedly find that he would not 
be acknowledged as belonging to the St. Ives family, for the very 
good reason that he cannot .tell who was- the father of the emigrants. 

The only evidence presented l)y him is, that he and his friend, the 
late John L. LaAvrence, " neither of them professed genealogists," 
" gained sufficient evidence to satisfy themselves that John, William 
and Thomas Avere the near relatives of Henry LaAvrence." This is all; 
tAvo persons interested in the claim are "satisfied" and the claim is by 
them considered proved! 

It seems hardly necessary to say that genealogists noAV-a-days require 
more than this. Too many pedigrees have been tested and proved 
in every step, to alloAV such evidences to be dignified Avith the name 
of proof. It is unfortunate if there have been many " losses of proof 
during our struggles in the wilderness for seven or eight generations," 
but if, thereby, the pedigree is lost, there is no help for it. Genea- 
Ipgists well know that " family traditions" are almost worthless. In 
this case, hoAvever, there is no proof of any old tradition as to this 
connection Avith President Henry LaAvrence. 

To sum the matter up, the Avriter offers no proof of the parentage 
of his emigrant ancestor. Having asserted in print that he is of kin 
to the LaAvrences of St. Ives, he says that it is a Avrong rule which 
compels him to produce any proof of that relationship. I can Avell 
afibrd to let your readers understand that this is the precise point in 
dispute betAveen us ; and to await their decision as to Avliich is right. 

So much for controversy on this particular pedigree, which, I re- 
peat, is ''unsupported by a single fact, so far as I can learn from all 
the printed accounts." The LaAvrences are neither better nor Avorse 
off than the rest of their felloAV-citizens Avhose ascertained pedigree 
stops Avith the emigrant hither. As to the right to a coat-of-arms, 
that depends entirely on the pedigree, and must stand or fall with it. 

Before I quit this topic, hoAVCA'er, I will give such facts relative to 
Henry Lawrence's family as can be sul)stantiated. 


The Laiorence Pedigree. 


In Hoare's WiUsIiire is a pedigree brought down to A.D. 1840, at 
least. I extract the generations touching the period of the settlement 


1. 2. 

Frances, = William Lawrence of St. Ives. = Margaret, dan. of Edward 

dau. of Henry 1 Co. Hunts, Sheriff, &c., bu. Kay. From this marriage 

Hunston. | there 20 Dec, 1512. descend the Lawrences of 

j Emnith and Brokedish, Co. 


Henry L. 
of St. Ives, 
bu. 25 Feb., 1580. 

Sir John L. 
of St. Ives, bu. 10 
Feb., 160-1. 

= Elizabeth Ilagar. "William L. of Selsconibe, Jane L. 
Co. Sussex, ancestor of = 
the Lawrences of Chiches- Robert Bevil. 
ter and Aldingbourn. 
Elizabeth "Waller. 

Henry L. = Amy Pej'ton. John L., 

President, cfec, d. 1670. 

d. 8 Aug. 1664. His only son Thomas d. 1714, was ances- 

tor of Sir "Soulden L., and of the Lawrences 
of Stndley and Hackfall, Co. York. 

Henrj- L. = Edward L. 


Richard, E. of John L. = Jane Collins. 
Barrymore. settled in 

I have also before me a copy of a manuscript pedigree, from Davy's 
Suffolk Collections in the British Museum, tracing the Lawrences of 
Emnith, as follows : (I give only the male lines.) 

This professes to trace the younger line of Lawrences. I give both 
only as pretending to show at least some of Henry Lawrence's distant 
relatives ; but they are wholly unnecessary to my argument. 

"William Lawrence. =p Margery Keyes, second wife. 

Robert L. = Elizabeth Anguish, 

of Emnitli, Co. Norf., I 
will dated 1597. | _ 

Robert L. ~j~ Jane Palgrave. 

. : J 

Robert L. 
of Brokedish, Co. Norf., 
aged 30 in 1629. 
d. 24 July, 1637. 

= Elizabeth, dau. of 
Aslack Lany. 



b. 16.33. 
d. 1635. 

Robert L. 
d. 1715. 

Francis L. 
of Brokedish 

= Ellen Patrick. 

b. 1635. 

Anne Meriton. 


Rev. Robert L., 
onlv son, d. mira., 
31 Dec, 1739, aged 25. 

180 Tie Lrncrence Pedigree. [October, 

I tliink tliat, in the face of such pedigrees as these, which purport 
to contain all the branches, and yet are silent about any at St. Albans, 
much less in America, something more than '-belief'" or '-family tra- 
dition'* is required to make us acknowledge the Long Island family as 
a branch of this one. 

But, again, he refers me to that curious authority, " The Old 
Merchants of Neio yoric" to show that Henry Lawrence, grandfather 
of the President, had, besides a son Sir John, a son named William, 
who settled at Great St. Albans, and was the father of the three emi- 

I must be allowed to point out that tliis is in flat contradiction to 
the authentic pedigree above quoted, and such evidence cannot be 
listened to for a inoment. If Mr. Lawrence has had search made at 
St. Albans, and can prove by parish records, or by wills, or any other 
resjiectable evidence, that the father of the emigrants was 'William, or 
that he Avas of the St. Ives family, I shall be most happy to have him 
do so. If he cannot, it is mere trifling to quote the opinion of an 
anonymous writer, (a) who presumably embodies only the hopes and 
aspirations of his American informants. 

Lastly, I will remark that even if the emigrants had used a seal of 
the amis of the St. Ives Lawrences, it would not be sufficient proof that 
they were of that family. The highest English authorities on this 
subject are imited on this point. Such a use would be grounds for 
an investigation in that especial family ; but, alone, it cannot suffice 
to render a pedigree valid. 

Still (and 1 desire to appeal to such of the family as may appreciate 
the position in which their champion has placed himself) I repeat my 
former remark, " that the position of the Long Island families was 
snch that it ought to be possible to trace their English ancestry." I 
certainly have no wish to depreciate the social position of any of the 
emigrants to this country ; but I speak from experience Avhen I say 
That unfounded and injudicious claims have been the great obstacle in 
England to the recognition of our true ])edigrees. There is certainly 
no disgrace in confessing that any emigrant of good family did not 
leave on record the proof of his ancestr}-, and that the pious care of his 
descendants is necessary to discover and perpetuate the connection. 
In England the rules of genealogica.1 research have been greatly tight- 
ened within the last twenty years. The tone of historical inquiries has 
been greatly improved, and precision is the first requisite. Old pedi- 
grees are daily revised and corrected, and many that passed muster a 
century ago, are curtailed or 'superseded. 

In regard to the Massachusetts family of the Lawrences, I shall hold 
no discussion with your correspondent. I stand by what I have written 
as to that pedigree," and the personal character of any members of that 
family has nothing to do witli the correctness of their published pedi- 
gree. The writer says: " We know nothing of its accuracy.'' He is 
right ; he knows nothing about it, and I shall not discuss the question 
with him at all events. That matter will be considered hereafter in a 

(a). The character of this entertaining, gossipy work is not such as to entitle it to 
any weight as authority in matters of fact. Its aiitlior had ability and (to a very large 
extent) the best oiiiiortunities for making a trustworthj- as well as an interesting his- 
tory of old ]^ew ^'ork merchants. — Edr. 

1872.J The Laiurenee Pedigree. 181 

more suitable place, but the readers of the Record probably take no 
interest in it. 

In regard to the Tow?ieIei/ connection throngh the asserted marriao-e 
of Joseph Lawrence witli Mary Towneley, I said there was no proof. 
My opponent confesses that he can produce none, though he thinks 
such did formerly exist. He now states that Lord Francis Howard, 
tifth Lord HoAvard of Eftiughani and Governor of Virginia, married 
Dorothea, daughter of Sir Richard Towneley, and that her sister Marv 
Towneley came to iSTew York and married Joseph Lawreuce, son of 
the emigrant, William L. 

In my first article, looking only at the positive statement in the book 
of the " Lawrence Genealogy," that Dorothy Towneley married 
Francis Howard, first Earl of Effingliam, who died in 1743, I said that 
the Earl had two wives, but neither named Towneley, according to the 
standard Peerages. 

Mr. Lawrence assumes to correct me, by saying that Dorothy Towne- 
ley married Francis Howard, the fifth Lord Howard of Effingham, 
Governor of A'irginia, who died in 1694, and who was father of the 
above Earl. 

Here he goes in defiance of the Peerages. I quote Collins' Peerage 
(Brydges' edition, vol. iv, p. 380), which states that this Francis, Lord 
Howard, married first Philadelphia, daughter of Sir Thomas Pelham. 
Bart., and secondl}", Susan, daughter of Sir Henry Felton, of Playford 
Co., Suff., Bart., and widow of Thomas Herbert (Jj). 

"Private memoranda"' may be correct, and the Peerages may be all 
wrong, but surely I have a right to ask him for some proof when he 
contradicts the standard authorities. 

I ask, therefore, for proof that Francis Howard, fifth Baron Howard, 
of Effingliam, married Dorothy, daughter of Richard Towneley. I ako 
ask for any proof that Thomas and Mary T. came to jS[ow York, or 
that any Mary Towneley married Joseph Lawrence. 

Some of the Lawrence family, it seems, entertain the im- 
pression they are heirs to a large fortune in England, through their 
supposed ancestress, Mary Towneley. As the Laurence Genealogy 
(p. 124.) expresses it: " Cecilia, daughter of Ralph Standish, Esq.. and 
Phillipa Howard, became, before her death, the sole heiress of her grand- 
father, Henry Howard, sixth Duke of Xorfolk. The said Cecilia^ Stan- 
dish married Sir AVilliam Towneley; by said marriage the property 
became vested in the Towneley family, and by defect of heirs descends 
to Mary Towneley, who married Joseph Lawrence."' 

[h) I presume the errors occur in this way. The writer of the " Lawrence Gene- 
alogy " says that Dorothy Towneley married Fi-ancis Howard, of Corby, afterwards 
first Earl of Effingham, who died in 1743. But as that Earl never came to America, 
Mr. W. E. L. changes the marriage to the father. But the Howards of Corby are a dis- 
tinct family from the Howards, Barons and Earls of Effingham. The Effingham 
Howards descend from the second Duke of Norfolk ; the Corby branch, a very dis- 
tinguished one, springs from the fourth Duke, three generatiors later. Burke saj-s, 
though not confirmed by other authorities, that a Dorothy Towneley did man-y a 
Francis Howard of Corbj-. Would it be out of place to suggest that Mr. Vv^. E. L., " not 
being a professed genealogist," was unaware of the difference in the two branches, and 
supposed wrongly that Howard of Corby was Lord Effingham ? Tlie author of the 
Lawrence Genealogy made just this same error — for it is surely more likely that it is an 
error, than that all the Peerages are wrong as to the marriages of Lord Howard tf 
Effinsrham. • 

182 Tlie Lmcrence Pedigree. [October, 

To this I said in my former article tlitit Cecilia Standish was not 
the sole heiress of tlie Duke of Norfolk, and she has many living de- 
scendants to inherit any property she may have left. My authorities 
are the Peerages, and Burke's " Lauded CTcntry/' 

I will copy from Burke's account of the Towneleys, condensing it 

Charles ' Toavkeley Avas slain at Marston Moor. He married Mary 
Trappes, by Avliom iiu had four sons and three daughters. His eldest 
son and lieir, 

KiCHARD - TowxELEY, married Margaret Paston, and had seven 
sons and six daughters ; of these Dorothy married Francis Howard, 
Esq., of Corby. Eichard T. died January, 1706-7. His oldest surviving 

Charles ^ Towxeley, m. Ursula Fermor, and had five sons, of 

Eichard * ToAVi^ eley m, Mary. dau. of Lord AViddrington, and had 
two sons. Of these 

William' Toavxeley (b. 1714, d. 1741) married Cecilia, dau. and 
heir of Ealph Standish, by his Avife Lady Phillipa HoAvard, and had three 
sons, Avho all died issueless eventually. The ToAvneley property then pass- 
ed to William's ■' brother John, ^ Avhose grandson is noAV of Towneley ; 
the Standish property Avent to William's grandson, in the female line. 

So far Burke Avrites clearly ; and I presume Ave must all accept his 
account of the ToAvneley family, as thus published hy tlie j^rcsent 
7'e])rese7itativcs of the family in England. 

I AA'rote, in my previous article, that there is no proof that Joseph 
LaAvrence had a Avife, Mary Towneley. The writer confesses that he 
cannot produce the parish record containing the marriage. Let me 
call his attention to the Laiorence Genealogij, (p. 124,) which says they 
have proof of various things, but " excepting the marriage of Joseph 
Lawrence and Mary Towneley." Again (on }). 156): '' The place of 
marriage is not stated." He attempts to strengthen his case by giving 
Lord Effingham a ToAvneley wife, unknoAvn to English genealogists, 
apparently to account for the name of Effingham Lawrence, grandson 
of Joseph. 

The plain truth seems to lie, that tliis name of Effingham LaAvrence 
has caused all the trouble. It is a fact, allowed byl)oth of us, that the 
Avidow of William LaAvrence married Eichard ToAvneley of Ncav Jersey, 
Avho had a son Effingham ToAvneley. I still think it reasonable to sup- 
pose that Eicliard Lawrence named a son after this step-uncle. The 
Avriter insists that the sponsor Avas Lord Effingham, Eichard's alleged 
uncle by marriage, Init lie fails entirely to shoAv that Lord Effingham 
had any Avife from the ToAvneley family, or Avas in any Avay an uncle of 
liichard L. 

I am willing, however, to allow full force to the family tradition, and 
to concede that Joseph Lawrence may have married a Mary ToAvneley. 
But if so, is it not a hundred chances to one that she belonged to the 
JSTeAV Jersey family — in fact, Avas a step-sister of Joseph L.'s? 

At all events, Mr. Lawrence has no right to state that a daughter of 
Eichard ToAvneley, of Towneley in Lancashire, came over here, unless he 
can produce the proof. Unless the peerages are all Avrong, she did not 

1872.] The Laivrence Pedigree. 183 

come with any Lad_y Effingham of her hloocl, and it is liighly improba- 
ble that an English" girl of sncli parentage came here alone. 

To an unprejudiced observer all this story seems to be a jumble of 
names and persons, arising out of a mistaken family tradition. The 
explanation I have oflFered is reasonable, I think, though of course only 
a surmise. The one proposed by my opponent, being in defiance of the 
standard authorities, must be proved before it can be accepted. 

As to this Effingham Lawrence, who is said to have been one of the 
Lords of the Admiralty, may I inquire when he held that office ? I 
cannot find the name in Hadyn's ''Boole of Dignities," which professes 
to give a complete list. It is, I believe, unusual for such an official to 
engage in lousiness pursuits, as this Effingham Lawrence seems to have 

If it were possible, I should like to lay before your readers the state- 
ments made in this ''Lawrence Genealogij" in regard to the Towneley 
fortime. Considering that, in 1858, no proof of this most important 
marriage could be found, am I not right in saying that it is "a very 
material circumstance"' that my opponent produces no evidence since 
obtained. In one respect there is a similarity between the two families. 
No one knows the name of William Lawrence's father, and no one can 
tell the parentage of Mary Towneley, if she existed. As to the marriage, 
I will not insist on the certificate from any church or town records, if 
any paper can be produced from any Towneley contemporary with Mary 
LaAvrence, which mentions her as a relative. 

Mr. Lawrence closes with the statement that he holds himself free 
from writing any further. I think he will see that this leaves him in 
a very unpleasant position. He tenders himself as a witness to prove 
three things: (1.) That William Lawrence was a cousin of Henry L.; 
(2.) That Josepn LaAvrence married Mary Towneley, daughter of Sir 
Eichard Towneley ; and (3.) That Francis, fifth Lord Effingham, mar- 
ried Dorothy Towneley. He brings no proof except the statement that 
he is satisljed of all these things. He abuses the critic, but produces 
no evidence. He cannot complain if the decision of your readers be 
that his unsupported assertions, contradicted in material parts by 
standard authorities, cannot Ije considered as of any value. The one 
service he has rendered has been the exposure of the unreliable nature 
of this Lawrence pedigree. 

XoTE. — Since this article was put in t}-pe — the one who would naturally have been 
most interested in the subject-matter — Mr. Watson Effinguam Lawrence, has been 
siutdenly removed by death. He was indeed the champion of the views held by him as 
to his own family history — evidently considering his position well taken, although un- 
supported by that unquestionable evidence wliich would have been so satisfactory to 
himself and to others. — Edr. 


ArPEL OF Rhode Isl.\xd. — In 1862, one Bartholomew Appel, of Xew Amsterdam, 
gave a power of attorney to Henrj' Timberblake, of Ilhode Island, to occupy a piece 
of land there called " Appelgat's Plaine," formerly the property of his (Appel's) de- 
ceased father. 

184 Society of Friends. [October? 



TO 1800. 

Cojiiiiiiinicated by Abkaiiam S. Uxderiiill, of Xew York. 

[The ancient, volume from whieh these vocords are transcribed, is now in the cus- 
tody of the Orthodox Brancli of the Society, in the C'itj- of New York. The earliest 
entries to about the year 1G85, were apparently transferred from another book — prob- 
ably the first Record Book — Ijy Isaac ITorner. It has no other title-page than the 
following, in ^N^-. Horner's plain and legible cliirography : 

" Coppied out of y"^ 

Origanall by 1685 

ISAAC 11 O li N E R . 
Wherein Marriages 
Births & 
Bnrialls are 
of y'' people in 
Skorne Kalled 
At the beginning of the Entry of Births, is the following: 
" A Catolog of the births of friend 
children being taken & coppied out 
of y" Origanall by 


The children of Eclmond and Martha Titn?, borne : 
Saniuell Titus, y" sonn of Edmond & Martlia Titus, Avas 

borne in y 6th montli in the j-ear 1658. 

Phebe Titus was borne in y" 1st mo.. Anno 16(iO. 

Martha Titus was borne in y" 1st mo., 1663. 

Mary Titus Avas borne in y" 5th mo., 1665. 

Hauah Titus was borne in y" 9tli mo., 1667. 

Jacine Titus Avas borne in y'' 2d mo., 1670. 

John Titus AAas borne yc" 29th of y" 2d mo., 1672. 

Peter Titus Ayas borne y" 6th mo., 1674. 

Sihis Titus Avas borne y' 3d of y' 8th mo., 1676. 

Patience Titus AA'as borne y' 4th of y' 12th mo,, 1678. 

Temprence Titus Ayas borne y' 1 of 3th mo., 1681. 

The children of John and Mary Tiltou, borne GraA'esend : 
John Tilton, y' sonn of John & Mary Tilton of Gravesend 

Avas borne y^ 4th of y" 4 mo., Anno 1640. 

Peter Tilton Avas borne in y^ 11th mo., 1643. 

Sarah Tilton Ayas borne y" 4th of y" 3d mo., 1644. 

Hester Tilton was borne" 1647. 

Abigail Tilton Avas borne 1650. 

Thomas Tilton about y" 1st of y" 1st mo., 1652. 

Mary Tilton Ayas borne in y" 4th mo., 1654. 

The children of John & ffrances, y' 1st wife, & of y' 2d wife 

Elizabeth Dickisson, borne Oysterbay : 
John Dickinson, y' sonn of John and ffrances Dickisson, 

was borne }' 28th day of y" 5t]i mo., 1648^ 

1872.] Society of Friends. 185 

Elizabeth, y' daughter of John & Ehzabetli Dickisson, was 

borne y'' 11th of y 8th mo., 165'^. 

Joseph Dickisson, borne y' 24th of y' 10th mo. 1G54. 

Mercy Dickisson, borne y' 23d of y' 2d mo., 1G57. 

Jabis Dickisson, l)orne y' 29th of y^ ?th mo., IGGO. 
Lydia Dickisson, borne y*" oth day of y^ 8th mo., . 1GG2. 

Samnell Dickisson, borne y' 2Gth of y' 1st mo., 1GG5. 

Mehetabell Dickisson, born y-^ 2d mo., 1GG7. 

Hannah Dickisson, borne y' Gth of y' 1st mo., 1G71. 

James Dickisson, borne y'*27th of y' 5tli mo., 1675. 

The children of James and Sarah Cock, borne Kilingworth ; 
Mary Cock, y' daughter of James «& Sarah Cock, was borne 

y^ 1st day of y^ 11th mo., 1G55. 

Thomas Cock was borne y' 15th of y' 8th mo., 1G58. 

Martha Cock in y^ 7th mo., IGGl. 

John Cock was borne y' 22d of y' 11th mo., 1GG6. 

Hannah Cock was borne y' 5th of y' Gth mo., 1GG9. 

Sarah Cock was borne y' 20th of y' 7th mo., 1G72. 

James Cock was borne y' -Ith of y*" 2d mo., 1G74. 

Henry Cock was borne y" Isfc of y' 2d mo., 1G78. 

Martha Cock was borne y^ 13th of y^ 12th mo., 1680. 

The children of John and Hannah Bowne, y' first, being 

eiglit : 

John Bowne, y' sonn of John & Hannah Bowne, was borne 

y 13th of y' first month, 1656. 

Elizabeth Bowne, y-^^th of y^ 8th mo., 1658. 

Mary Bowne was borne y'' 6th of y" 11th mo., 1660. 

Abbigall Bowne was borne y' 5tli of y' 12th mo., 1662. 

Hannah Bowne was borne y" lOtli of y^ 2d mo., 1665. 

Samnell Bowne was borne y' 21st of y^ 7tli mo., 1667. 

Dorothy Bowne was borne y' 29t]i of y' 1st mo., 1669. 

Martha Johanah Bowne was borne y' 17th of y" 6th mo., 1673. 
The children of John & Hannah Bowne, y' second wife, 

Ifiushing : 

Sarah Bowne was borne y' 14th of y' 10th mo., 1680. 

Sarah Bowne was borne y° 17th of y' 12tli mo., 16S1. 

John Bowne was borne y" 10th of y' 7th mo., 1683. 

Thomas Bowne was borne y' 26th of y* 9th mo., 1684. 

John BoAvne was borne y" 9th of y" 7th mo., 1686. 

Abigal Bowne was borne y' 5tli of y' 5tli mo., 1688. 

The children of John and Mary Bowne, y* third wife, 


Amy Bowne was borne y" 1st day, 2d mo., 1694. 

Eutli Bowne was borne y' 30 day, 11 mo., 1698* 

The children of John and Elizabeth Vnderhill, borne Kil- 
lingworth : 

Deborah Vnderhill, y' daughter of John & Elizabeth Vnder- 
hill, borne y^ 29th of y^ 9th mo., 1659. 

Natthanill Vnderhill, borne y^ 22d of y^ 12th mo., 1663. 


Society of Friends. 


Hannali Vnderhill, borne y' 2d of y° lOtli mo., 
Elizabeth Viulerhill, borne y' 2d of y' otb mo., 
David Vnderhill, borne y" 2d mo., 

The children of Samuell & Mary Andrews of Oysterbay : 
Mordicha Andrews, y' sonn of Samnell & Mary Andrews, 

was borne y" 11th day of y" 6th month, 
Peter AndreAvs was borne y' 12th of 11th mo., 
Peter Andrews was borne y' 28th of y" 3d mo., 
Hester Andrews was borne y' 12th of y' 10th mo. 
Hannah Andrews was borne y' 23d of y' 2d mo., 
Edward Andrews Avas borne y" IGth of y" 1st mo., 1677 

Jacob Andrews Avas borne y 12th of y' 7th mo., 
Mary AndreAvs Avas borne y' 29th of y' 5 th mo. 



The children of John & Mary A'nderhill, of Killiuworth : 

John Vnderhill, y' son of John & Mary Vnderhill, of Killing- 
worth, was borne y 1st of ye' 5 mo., 1670, 

Daniel Vnderhill AA^as borne y' 3d of y' 9th mo., 1672. 

Samuell Vnderliill Avas borne y' 18th of y' 12th mo., 1674. 

Mary Vnderhill Avas borne y' 26th of y' 2d mo., 1677. 

Abraham Vnderhill was borne y' 28th of y' 6th mo., 1679. 

Deborah Vnderhill was borne a'" 11th of ye" 2nd mo., 1682. 

Sarah Vnderhill borne y' 17th of y' 6th mo., 1687. 

Jacob Vnderhill Avas borne y' 16th of y' 10th mo., 1689. 

Hannah Vnderhill borne y' 23d of y' 1st mo., 1689-90. 

The children of Thomas & Mary Willits, of Lnsum. 
Thomas Willi tts y" sonn of Richard and Mary Willits, was 

borne in y" 3d month. Anno 
Hope Willits Avas borne y' 7th month, 
John Willits Avas borne y° 5tli month, 
Eichard Willits Avas borne in y' 10th month, 
Mary Willits Avas borne in y' 2d month. 

The children of MattheAV and Mary Prier, of KillingAvorth : 
John Prier, y' sonn of Matt & Mary Prier, avus borne in y' 

12th month, 
Mary Prier was borne in y' 1st mo., 
Elizabeth Prier was borne in y" 6th mo., 
Sarah Prier AA^as borne in y" 8tli mo., 
Martha Prier was borne ye' 15th of y' 8th mo.. 



The children of Samnell and Hester Spicer, of Gravesend 
Abraham Spicer, y' sonn of Samnell & Hester Spicer, 

borne y' 27th of y' 8th month, 
Jacob Spicer Avas borne y' 20th of y' 1st mo., 
Mary Spicer Avas borne y' 20th of ye 8tli mo., 
Sarah Spicer Avas borne y' 19th of y' 4th mo., 
Martha Spicer Avas borne y' 27th of y" 11th mo., 
Sarah Spicer y' second, was borne y' 16th of y' 12th mo., 
Abigail Spicer was berne y' 26th of y' 1st mo., 



1872.] Society of Friends. 187 

The children of John and Elizabeth ffeake, of Killingwortli : 
Elizabeth Feake, y" daughter of John & Elizabeth ffeake, was 

borne y' 9th of y" 4th mo., 1674. 

Hannah ffeake was borne y' 6th of v^ 8th mo., 1675. 

Mary ffeake was borne y^ 30th of y-^" 2d mo., 1678. 

John ffeake was borne y" 10th of y^ 5th mo.. 1679. 

Robart ffeake was borne y^ 32d of y" 4th mo., 1683. 
Sarah ffeake was borne y' 17th of y" 12th mo., 1685-6. 

Martlia ffeake was borne y*: 27th of y" 8tli mo., 1688. 

Abigaile ffeake was borne y" 7th of 6th mo., 1691. 

Deborah ffeake was borne y** 5th of 11th mo., 1695. 

The cliildren of .John and Joane Adams, borne ; and of Eliza- 

zabeth of fflushing : 
Mary Adams, y' daughter of John & Jane Adams, of Flushing, 

was borne y^ 3d of y" 5tli mo., 1656. 

Martha Adams was borne y^ 4th of y'' 1st mo., 1658. 

Eebeckah Adams was borne y' 13th of y" 12th mo,, 1661. 
John Adams y' sonn of John & Elizabeth Adams, was borne y' 

17th of y^ 6th mo., 1664. 

Elizabeth Adams was borne y' 9th of y' 1st mo., 1665. 

Sarah Adams was borne y' 24th of y' 2d mo., 1668. 

James Adams was borne y^ 4th of ye 8tli mo., 1671. 

Susanah Adams was borne Y 6th of y' 9th mo., 1674. 

Hannah Adams was borne y' 15th of y" 12th mo., 1675. 

Debora Adams was borne y^ 7th of y" 3d mo., , 1678. 

John Adams was borne y' 10th of y' 7th mo., 1680. 

Abagill Adams was borne y' 2d of y" 11th mo., 1682. 

Thomas Adams was borne y' 12th of y' 11th mo., 1684. 

Massey Adams was borne y*' 13th of y" 10th mo., 1686. 

Phebe Adams borne y" 9th of y' 12th mo., 1690. 

The children of John Tilton, Juu., l)orneat Gravesend: 
John Tilton, y' sonn of John, Juu., Tilton & Eebeckah, was 

borne y' 14th of y" 2d month, 1675. 

Abraham Tilton was borue y' 14th of y" lltli mo., 1676. 

Samuell was borne y" 2d day of y° 1st mo., 1678. 

Sarah was borne y*" 14th day of y" 9th mo., 1680. 

Daniel Avas borue y" 27th day of y" lOtli mo., 1682. 

Thomas was borne y^ 20th of y'' lOtli mo., 1684. 

Mary was borne y' 21st of y' 8th mo., 1686. 

Hester was borue y" 17tli of y" 2d mo., 1689. 

Hester Willis, y' daughter of Henerv & Mary Willis, was borne 

y^ 23d of y^ 5th mo., ^ 1677. 

The children of Robart and Patience Store, borne New Yorke : 
Mary Story y" daughter of Robart & Patience Story, was borne 

y' 9th of y' 11th mo., betwixt 4 & 5 in y' afternoon, 1677. 

Mercy Story was borne y^ 21st of y^ 10th ino., 1679. 

Enoch Story was borne y' 12th of ye 12th mo., 1680. 

188 Society of Friends. [October, 

The children of "William and Amy Eichardsou, borne at West- 

The loth of y' 11th month, being y' 4th day of y" weeke, 
between 8th & 9th honrs at night, at the house of Matt 
Priers, at KillingAVorth, was William Eichardson borne, y' 
sonn of William & Amy Eichardson, 1G78. 

The 10th of y'" 7th mo., Avas borne Thomas, y' son of Will & 

Amy, about y' 1st hour at afternone, IGSO. 

John Eichardson was borne y' 10th of y' 10th mo., 1G83. 

The children of Edward Burling and Grace, his wife, three 

born in England, in Europe, and four in America: 

Edward Burling born y' 4th day of y' ninth mo., 1674- 

Grace Burling born y' 20th day of y' 8th month, 1676- 

William Burling born y' 2Gth day of y' 10th mo,, 1678- 

Eebekah Burling born y' day of y' Gtlimo., 1G81- 

Jane Burling born y' 17th day of y' 5th mo., 1G84- 

Sarah Burling born y'' 12th day of y' 3d mo., 1G87 
Benjamin Burling y^' Gth day of y^ 12th mo., 1689-90 

Benjamin Burling died at New York, y' 21st: day of y' 10th mo., 1709. 

The children of Morris and Bethiah Smith, borne Jemeca: 
Morris Smith, y' sonn of Morris & Bethiah Smith, was borne y* 

19th of y^ 1st month, 1664. 

Abraham Smith was borne y' 28th of ye 7th mo., 1G67. 

Isaac Smith was borne y' 14th of y' 12th mo., 16G8. 

Jacob Smith was borne y' 20t!i of y' 10th mo., ^ 1G71. 

Mary Smith was borne y" 19th of y' 9th mo., 1674. 

Martha Smith was borne y" 19th of y' 3d mo., 1G77. 

John Smith was borne y'' 10th of y' 2d mo.. 1G80. 

The children of John Frier & Elizabeth, born atKillingworth : 
John Prier, y" son of John & Elizabeth Prier, was borne y" 16th 

of y^ 7th mo., 1G79. 

Hannah Prier born 22d 10th mo., 1681. 

Elizabeth Prier borne y' 9th 8th mo., 1683. 

Mary Prier was borne y' 4th 11th mo., 1685. 

Sarah Prier Avas borne 19th day 8th mo., 1687. 

MatheAv Prier was borne y'= 29th 1st mo., 1690. 

Samuell Prier was born y" 15th 7th mo., 1692. 

Joseph Prier Avas born y" 20th 8th mo., ,1695. 

The children of Joseph & Sarah Palmer, borne at Westchester : 
Sarah Palmer, y' daughter of Joseph & Sarah Palmer, was borne 

y' 20th of y' 3d mo., 1G66. 

Joseph Palmer was borne y' 28th of y' 10th mo., 1667. 

Marey Palmer Avas borne y' 8tli of ye 1st mo., 1670. 

John Palmer was borne y' 22d of y' 11th mo., 1671. 

Martha Palmer Avas borne y' 17th of y' 7th mo., 1674. 

Ester Palmer Avas borne y' 24th of y' 2d mo., " 1678. 

Daniel Palmer was borne y' 8th day of 3d mo., 1680. 

1872.] Socidy of Friends. 189 

Elizabeth, y" daughter of William & Elizabeth fframpton, of 

New Yorke, borne y" 2Gth of y' oth mo., 1681. 

The children of George and Mary Masters, of Yorke borne : 
Mary Masters y" daughter of George & Mary Masters, was 

borne y' 15th of j" 7th mo.. 1679. 

Philadelphia Masters was borne the 14th day of the 5th mo., 1684. 

The children of John and Sarah Wey, of Newtone : 

John Wey was born y' 15th day 8 mo., 1688. 

Serah Wey was born y' 20th day 2 mo., 1690. 

John Wey was born y' 26th day 11 mo., 1693. 

Elizebeth Wey was born y' 11th day 8 mo., 1691. 

Samuell Wey was born ye lltli day 7 mo., 1696. 

Sarah Way was born y' 27th 8 mo., 1698. 

Mary AVay was born y' 14th day 2 mo., 1701. 

James Way was born y" 14th day 2 mo., 1701. 

Joseph Way was born y' 2d 6 mo., 1703. 

James Way was born y' 15th day 6 mo., 1708. 

The children of ffrancis & Eebeckah Eichardson, borne at 

Yorke : 

ffrancis Richardson, sonn of ffraucis & Rebeckah Richardson, 

' borne y" 25tli of y" 9th mo., 1681. 

Rebacah Richardson, Senr., daughter of ffra. & Rebacah Rich- 
ardson, was borne 16th 1st mo., 168f. 

Rebacah Richardson, Junr., daughter to ffrancis & Rebacah Rich- 
ardson, was borne y' 2d day of y" 9th mo., 1685. 

The childreu of Isaac & Lydia Ilorncr, borne at Oysterbay: ^ 
Deliverance, y' daughter of Isaac & Lydia Horner, was borne y" 
26th of y' 1st mo., between two and three in y' morning, being 

y* 5th day of y' weeke, 1685. 

The children of Richard & Abigaile Willetts: 

Hannah Willets was borne 24th of 11th mo., pr the first wife, 1687. 
The children of Richard & Abiga'le Willetts; his second wife : 

Abigail Willets borne 28th of 12th mo., 169?. 

Mery Willits borne y" 16th day 1 mo., 1691. 

Martha Willits borne 24th day 11th mo., 169*. 

Jacob Willits was borne y^ 6tii day 4th mo., 1697. 

Phebe Willits, was borne y^ 14th day 2d mo., 1699. 

Ehsebeth Willits was borne y'' 27th 4th mo., . 1701. 

The children of John & Hanali Dellavall, of New Yorke : 
Thomas, the sone of John & Ilanah Dellavall, was borne the 

24th of y^ 12tli mo., 1686-7; the same child dyed the 17th of 

y'= 6th mo., 1687; and was buryed y' 19th of said month in 

"friends' burying place at Gravesend. 
Hannah De Lavall was delivered of her second child, stil borne 

190 Ancient Wills. [October, 

being female, y' 28tb day of yHtli mo., 1G88, and was bnryed 
the 29th day at Graveseiid. 
Mary De Lavall "was born y*' 1G89. 

The children of Henery and Marey AVillis, of Westl^nry, one 
Long Island: • 

Hester, the daughter of Henery and Marey AVillis. was borne y_^ 
23d day of y" 5th mo., ' ' 1G7' 

The children of John & Mary Frey. of Lnsem, on Long Island: 

John Frey, " son of John & Mary Fj'cy, born y'^ 15 day of 11 
month, ' ... ^^^^^^ 

Mary Frey. daughter of y'' above John Frey, "was born }' 16 day of y" 
12 mo., " ^ ' If- 

The children of William & Mary "Willis, of Wesibury, on Long Isl- 
and : 

W" Willis was born 14th of 4th mo., 1G88. 

Henery Willis "was born y' 19 day, 6 mo., 1690. 

John Willis was born y^ 15 day, 2 mon., 1693. 

Jacob Willis was born y' 6 day, 9 mo., 1695. 

Silas Willis was born y' 27th day, 6 mo., 1700. 

Samuel Willis was born y' 30 day, 6 mo., 1704. 

Mary Willis was born y' — day, 5 nio., . 1709. 

The child of Henry & Eebecca Clifton : Borne 
Mary, the daughter of Henry »fc Eebecca Clifton, borne y' 30th of y^ 
5 mo., ' " 1687. 

The children of Albertus Brandt & Su?anna Brandt, of ]S"ew Yorke.- 
^laria Brandt 'was borne IGth of 10th mo., 1688. 

(To he continued.) ■ 


Contributed by E. B. OX'allaghax, M.D. 

Abstract of the Will of Elizabeth Vandepoele, of Albany, widow, 

dated 6 Feb., 17^^. 

She left the following children : Margaret, m. to Yolckert Douw;, '^ 
Maria, m. to Johannes Vinhagen ; Magdalena, m. to Abraham Lan- ' 
sing ; Helena, m. to Jan Barentse Wemp ; Ariaentie, not married at 
date of Will. Letters of Adm. granted 5 Jan'y, 172^. 

Abstract of the Will of Luykas and Cathaeine Witbeck, of the 
manor of Eenselaerswyck (xilbany County). 

Had children — Johannis, died Sept., 1750: Abraham; Geertruy. 
The said Geertruy Witbeck married Van i'eghten, and had the 

1872.] Aack'nt JViJh. 191 

following- children: — Catharine, m. Harmaniis II. Wendell; Cornelis, 
Luykas,"Engeltje, Philip, ^larytie, and Johannis Van Veghten. The 
above is taken 'from the Will of Johannis Luykase Witbcck, in N. Y. 
Wills, Lib. 17, p. :2G1. 

Abstract of the Will of a Christian Physician. (N. Y. Wills, Lib. 37, 

p. 309.) 

Abijah Perkixs was a physician and surgeon in the town of New 
Marlboro, X. Y. He made his AVill 20 AngC, 1776, and it was proved 
21 !Sept., 1781. After heqnetithiug half his household furniture and 
the usufruct of his estate during her life to his wife, Lucy, he leaves 
his estate to his children Hannah and George Whitefield Perkins^ 
after their mother's' death. And "in testimony of the truth of the 
Sacred Scriptures and the Christian Eeligion, and of the love I bear 
my dear brothers and sisters, I pray them to accept of a Bible in 24, 
viz. : to John, Isaac and Seth Perkins, Lucy Ely, Elizabeth Sterlin, 
Margaret Belden, Sarah ]\Iarvin, Hannah and Lydia Perkins, one each, 
earnestly requesting them to read the same.'" He desires further that 
his children be carefully and religiously educated, and brought up' 
both by example and precept, and taught '; above all things the 
knowledge of the One only living and true God and our Lord Jesus 
Christ; that their tender years might be spent in reading the Holy 
Scriptures and goodly writers, such especially as holy Mr. Williston, 
Eutherford, Welch, and the pious and accurate . Mr. Hervey, Dr. 
Dodridge, 3Ir. Baxter, Dr. Tillotson, among the moderns, as also the 
searching and true divines Mr. Shepperd and Mr. Edwards, of the 
antient fathers of the church, such as Austin, Chrysostom, Augustin 
and Calvin, Luther, Melanchton — the three last being the apostles of the 
Eeformation." He directs that his son George be educated in some 
Protestant Collegiate School, and desires (if God should touch his 
heart with his saving grace) that he should he " a dispenser of the 
Gospel, like unto that'learned and indefatigable preacher the Eev. Mr. 
George Whitefield, who now sleeps' in the Lord ;" and concludes by 
giving to his sister Hannah, " Mr. Erskine's Gospel Sonnetts, now at 
his hon'd father's in Lyme." 

Abstract of the Will of Eev. Gualtherus Du Bois, dated 13 January, 
1719-50 ; proved 31 January, 1753. (N. Y. Wills, Lib. 18, p. 22G.) 

Gives to his eldest son Gualtherus, his watch and Gold Seal Eing, 
and_,to him and his sister Elizabeth, or the survivor of them, all his 
linens and woolens, his household furniture, his horse and chare, to- 
gether with all his Dutch books and MSS. belonging to his library, 
except his plate, to be equally divided between them. To Peter and 
Gualtherus, children of his son John Du Bois, he leaves one-half of 
his Latin Books, to be divided equally between them, and the other 
half to Gualthems, son of his dec'd son Isaac. All the rest of his real 
and personal estate he devises as follows : One-quarter to his son 
Gualtherus; one-quarter to his dau. Elizabeth; one-quarter to the 
'two above-named children of his son John or the survivor of them ; 
and the remaining quarter to Helena, Gualtherus and Margaret, ch. of 
his dec'd son Isaac, -eh are and share alike, the shares of the minor 

192 Neiu York 3Iarriage Licenses. [October, 

children to be put at interest until they sevei-ally attain the age of 31 
years. Exec'rs his son and dau., Gualtherus and Elizabeth Du Bois. 

Abstract of the Will of John Tiltox, of Gravesend, L. I., dated July 

15, 1G87. 
He makes mention of sons John, Peter, Thomas, and daughter Sa- 
rah, who m. John Painter ; Abigail, who m. — Scott ; Esther, who m. 
Samuel Spicer ; Mary, who m. — Coman. Left in trust to his execu- 
tors, John Tilton, S. Spicer and Wm. Kobinson, a piece of land lying in 
Gravesend, to be used as a burial place for them and their successors, 
and all friends in the everlasting truths of y Gospel, as occasion serves 
forever, to bury their dead in. Eecordcd 3 April 1G88, Brooklyn con- 
veyances. Lib. 1, 108. 

Abstract of the "Will of Ryer ScHERMERnoEX, of Schenectady, dated 

5 April 1717. 
He was married to Ariantje — by whom, he had John, Cataline, 
Jacob, Arent, Janneke. Cataline married John, son of Barent Wemp, 
by whom she had Myndert, Ryert and Ariantje. Janneke m, Volkert 
Symonsen. He had a brother named Luycas S. Ryer Schermer- 
horn's property lay in Schenectady and on the Mohawk. He had two 
tracts at the Raritans,lii Jersey, one of which was called the Gansegatt. 


Contributed by E. B. O'Callaghax, M.D. 

{Continued from Vol. '5, p. ^^of' The Record." 

January 9. Johannes Vanderheyden & ^Eary Wooden. 
August 14. Thomas Parmiter & Margaret Smith. 
September 9. Capt. John Tuder & Mary Brett. 

" 10. Philip Wilkinsen & Marv Brazier. 

" 17. Suert Olphcrts & Hilleke Pieters. 

" -V " John Smith & Hannah Pliips. 

" ^. Hendryck Dow & Neeltie Meynderts^ — 
2^AValter Tayler & Deliverance Graves. 
October 7. 'mHiam Andersen & Deborah TTyndaU. 

" 9. Jan Dehancc & Margaret Symonse Uthuse. 

" 15. Christopher Price cS: Susannah Allvu. 

" 18. Richard Burt & Margaret Glenn. ' 

" 20. Iknijamin AYyncoop & Ffemmie A''anderhule. 

" 27. Augustus Jay & Ann Mary Bayard. 

" 29, Peter King & Elizabeth Green. 

" " Israel Ward & Hannah Hutson. 
November 15. William Willkission & Else Smith. 

" 17. William West & Mary Bingham. 
December 8. Moses Lipet & Sarah Throgmartin. 

" 9. John Perrey & Sarah Mallyear. -_ 

" 13. Capt. Nicholas Evorste & Margaret Van Baal. 

" 20. Josiali Hunt, Jun., & Batthia Fferguson. -' 

" 22. Richard Willett & Mary AYillett. 

1872.] Neio York Marriage Licenses. 193 

December 29, Thomas Eobinson & Eacliell Eosell. 
'"' 30. George Williams & Kathrine Lloyd. 

January 13. Eobert Edwards & Judith ]\rosstoii. 
Fe uary 7. Joseph Latham & Jaue Singleton. 
Samuel Lipis & Aun Honey, 
ch 1. William Vesey & Mary Eeade. 
Aprilie. John Pantry & Elizabeth Plinco. 

" 27. Eichard Wilson & Kathrine Pugsley. 
May 4. George Gilbert & Jane C-ampell. 
" 25. Jacobus Eolloquin & Lydia Darkins. 
" 26. Lewin Dewind & Ariaeiitie Moll. 
June 30. Daniel Peterse Coreman & Anna Maria Plevier. 
July 4. Thomas Allison & Cornelia Johnson. 
'•' 5. John Hopper & Margaret Tin dell. 
'•' 11. Eobert Everinden & Ann Smith. 
" 18. Samuel Clowes & Kathrine Douw. 
" 27. Henry Coleman & Eleanor Hunt. 
August 22. Matthis Low & Janitye van Heyninge. 

" 30. William Walton & Miiry Sandford. 
September 5. Joshua Burle & Judith Sexton. 
November 4. George Sydenham & Elizabeth Stuyyesant. 
" 10. John Durend & Elizabeth Bryan. 
" 2G. Thomas Petit & Cathrine Branch. 
October 30. Eichard Harrod & Mary Jones. 

" 25. Barnardus Smith & Elsey Meyers. 
December 8. John Hancock & Jane Wells. 
" 12. Jeremiah King & Mary Glover. 
" " William Osborn & Elizabeth Way. 
" 23. Anthqny Eutherse & Hendrycke Yandewater. 
« " Thomas Walton & Mary Stillwell. 

February 25. William Davison & Eleanor Goff, 
March 14. Peter Chevalier Dnpin & Anne Duboies. 

" '' James Bolen & Elizabeth Godfrey. 
April 17. Tliomas Drincall & Ann Watson. 
May 10. John Breadstead & ]\Iargaret Peters. 
" " 6. John Corbitt & Christian Milton. 
" 11. Eichard Sackett & Majory L. Sleade. 
" 19. Joseph Blydenburgh & Cathrine Dehart. 
" 16. Abraham Governeur & Mary Milborne. 
July 5. JohnFforhsson & Anne Mool. 
' « " John Yeates «& Edey Wilde. 
August 18. Alexander Streatd & Cornelia Dishington. 
September 12. Johannus Hardenbergh & Cathrine Euthse. 
November 9. Johannus Vanderhuel & Janitje Eosevest. 
December — Christian Lawrier & Mary Bunt. 
" 16. Isaah Lelonor & Judith Waldron. 
" 20. Theunis Titus & Mary Barre. 
" 29. John Mayson & Eliz. Lance. 
January 19. Stephen Delancy & Ann Cortlandt. 

194: New York Jfarriage Licenses. [October, 

February 13. Sanifordt & Jane White. 

" 14. Hans Ilamienseu & Mary Van Dyke. 
Andrew Tiller & Ann Verplanck. 
Francis Vincent & Ann Lynch. 
Eobert Nesbett & Susanna Stevens. 
Tho. Skelding & Eebecca Astin. 
April 18. Hendrickes Vander Henle & Maryrie Meyers. 
" 26. Alexander Baird & Mao-delena Kipp. 
" 37. John Gindett & Mary Vincent. 
" " John Veet & Katharine Meyers. 
•' "' Adanl Cariile (or Laville) & Elizabeth Gizebert. 
May — Peter Thavet & Susannah Vei-g-creau.*— 
" ' Jacobus Schuyler & Cathalina Schuyler. 
July 13. Joseph Aspinwalle & Hannah Dean. 
" 20. Tho. Wychangham & Susanna Fine. 
September 17. Tliomas Penestone & Elizabeth Lyster. 
November 25. Eobert Croaker & Susariuah Peterson. 
""February 21, Jacob Tenyck & Nulie Hardenburg-h. 
" 24. Eobert Elliott & Frances Boyle. 
" " Charles AVilliamson & Mary Woolsey. 
March 2G. James Ekles & Eebecca Lynns. 
April 1. John Gorne & Mary Harris. 
" 7. Eoger Pedley & Sarah Thorn e. 
" 9. John Stevens & Priscilla Shaw. 
May 9. John Kingston & Dorothy Sandige. 
" 10. Albert AVillet & Johanna Varick. 
i " 22. Henry Coerten & Elizabeth De Kiemer. 
" 23. Abraham Provoost & Jenitie ]\Ieyer. 
" 24. Eobert Dale & Elizabeth Turner. 
June 6. Johanes Vreland & Mareya Cregers. 

" 21. Peter Hardenbiugh & Katherine Vanderpolle. 
" 24. John Thompson & Hanah Smith. 
" 26. Peter Bant & Mary Vanhoven. 
July 3. Andrew Ten Brooke & Lyntie Splinter. 
" 23. John Cauley & Agenitie Vande Spegel. 
August 7. Thomas Evans & .Jane Timmer. 
September 15. John Buttler & Hanah Saunders. 
October 2. Ferdinando Eavand & Mary Belline. 
" 27. Joseph Betts & Grace Mott. 
" '' John Collins & Margaret Verplank. 
November 3. Johanes Van Allen & Christina Ten Broek. 

" 10. Suert Olpherts & Janeke Snedeker. x. 
December 22. William Chisnall & Magdalen Cavaleer. 
January 20. Thomas Pell & Aeltie Beeke. 

" 26. Bartholomew Lefeurt & Magdalen Peirott. 
" 30^. Johanes Hanse & Sarah Detorest. 
February 1. Joseph Arrowsmkh & Martlia Pollom. 
March 23. Joseph Prosser & Elizabeth Verwyde. 
" Thomas Studd & Catherine Pearsall. - 
April 22. Petrus Kip & Emeltie Van Deycke. 

1872.] Jones Pedigree. 195 

April 25. Mereyes Rollitse & Deyna Teunisse. 

'• " Isaac Fredricks & Hester Van Fleckt. 

" " Moses Langstaffe & Mary Sidman. 

" 30. John Eaton & Elizabeth Michell. 

" '•' James Davis & Elisheth Santford. 
May 14-. Wm. Notiugbam & Margaret Rntsen. 

'•"' " Abram Wandall & Catherine De Key. 
July 29. James Cebra & Ann Meyer. 

" " John Cooper & Hannah Frost. 
August 17. Abram Emmons & Margarctt Williamson. 

-'^ " 27. Martinus Cregier & Margarett Van Dalsen. 
" 28. Nicholas Dally & Elizabeth Cregier. 


From Rev. B. W. Dwigiit's Strong Genealogy, p. 1(j1. 

" iv. Catharine lienrietla Cromwell (eldest sister of Oliver Cromwell, the Protector), 
dan. of Robert (,'romwell, M. P., and Elizabeth Steward, was born at the family resi- 
dence near Huntingdon on the Ouse, Feb. "Zth, 1596-7. She m. Col Whitstoue, a par- 
liamentary officer, and, for second husband. Col. John Jones in 162:x" 

" Y. W'illiam Jones (son of Col. John Jones and Catharine II. Cromwell), b. in 16^4, 
came to the New Haven colony in 1G60. In ICiTl, he m. Hannah Eaton. He was Dej). 
Gov. of New Haven and Connecticut (colonies) for fifteen years (1683-1608) He d. 
in 17ii6." • N 1 • 

" vi. Isaac Jones (son of William Jones, of New Haven, and Hannah Eaton), b. m 
1671, m. Nov. 25, 1692, Deborah Clark of Stratford, Ct. He d. at New Haven, in 
1741." ^ , ^ 

" vii. Isaac Jones, Jr. (son of Isaac and Deborah Jones of Ne«^ Haven), b. about 
1608, at New Haven, resided at North Bolton, Ct. He d. in--17S2." 

'• viii. Joel Jones (son of Isaac Jones, Jr., of North Bolton), b. about 1721, was a 
farmer at Wethersfield, Ct. He m. Hannah Brewer of Worcester, Mass. (dau. ot Judge 
Josiah Brewer)." 

"Their children were: 1. Phinehas, b. in 1749. 2. Joel, b. 1751-2. 3. Solomon, b. 
about 1754. 4. Isaac, b. Oct. 1756. 5. William, b. June 15, 1759, d. in 1850, and. 6, 
Lucy (Jlrs. Hatfch), b. in 1761, afterwards Mrs. Northrop, of»Lenox, Mass., who d. Oct. 
15, 1S50." 

In The JSfew England Hisiorlral and Gcnmlof/iccd Rpgister for January, 1872, p, 92,_ m 
a " Book Notice" of the Strong Genealogy, Mi\ " W. H. W." has called public attention 
to the fact, that Judge Savage has, long since, shown conclusively that Dep. Gov. w il- 
Jones, who was born in 1624-, could not have been a son of Henrietta Cromwell, as the 
Protector had no sister of that name, while the sister who did marry Col. John Jones, 
did not do so before 1649. — when William Jones was twenty-five years old. (This 
marriage did not take place before 1655. See ante voh iii, pp. 147-8. — Editor.) 

Mr. Allyn S. Kellogg, of Vernon, Conn., has lately recalled my attention to the fact, 
which we discussed in "1861, that Isaac Jones of North Bolton, Conn., was not a de- 
scendant of Dep. Gov. William Jones ; so that the Jones family, whose record is given 
in the Strong Genealogy, have no interest in Dep. Gov. William Jones, or in the Crom- 
well myth. 

Mr. Savage shows (Gen. Diet. II, 561), that Isaac Jones, son of Isaac of New HaYen,_ 
was b. Dec. 23, 1702 ; and Rev. Isaac Jones, of Litchfield, Conn., himself a member ot 
the New Haven family, when writing, some years before 1850, to Miss Sophia Jones, 
a sister of Hon. Anson Jones, M.D., cx-president of the Republic of Texas; referred to 
this Isaac Jones, giving for his birth the same date given by Mr. Savage, and saying 
that " he lived and died in Savbrook," and assuming "that he was the grandfather of 
Miss Sophia Jones's father. Here began the kinks in this pedigree, and Hon. Anson 
Jones, M.D., though lie saw the discrepancy, and tried to explain it, seemp never to 
have found the true solution of the difficulty. He died Jan. 9, 1858, and from hi3 
papers his son, Cromwell Anson Jones, when not more than twenty years old, took 
the defective pedigree which he furnished to Rev. Mr. Dwight, for the Strong Gene- 
alogy. ' 

196 Notes on Books. [October, 


The Seaver Family. A Genealogy of Robert Seaver of Roxbury, Mass., and some 
OF HIS Descendants. By William Blake Tr.\sk. Boston : David Clapp & Son, 
1872. Small 4°, pp. 52. (Edition of 150 copios— reprinted from the N. E. Gen. and 
Hist. Register, for July, 1872). 

This is a handsome print, in the quarto form, which to us (it may be a fancy) seems 
the most appropriate for a genealogical publication, and challenges no criticism as to 
contents, arrangement, etc. Its biographical portions are carefully written and of con- 
siderable interest — and the appendix contains an account of the possessions of Robert 
Seaver, the emigrant, with an abstract of his will ; also, abstracts of the wills and inven- 
tories of a number of his descendants. The preface contains an intimation that " should 
the members of the family feci inclined to concentrate their efforts, a more extended 
and valuable genealogy and history might be produced." If they knew how creditably 
they already "ajjpear in this little work (which is confined chiefly to a few of the 
branches of Caleb, Joshua and Nathaniel); the Seavers, it would seem, might well 
avail themselves of the services of so excellent a genealogist as Mr. Trask, to secure 
such a " more extended genealogy" of their name. 

H. R. s. 

Ancestrt/ and Arms of Grisivold, is the heading of a delicately printed sheet, from the 
press of barry M. Gardner, of Brooklyn, N. Y., giving tlie outline of the Gi'iswold 
family, of Malvern Hall, County Warwick, England, as related in Burke, Banks and 
Jiohson ; togetlier with a brief outline of the American branches therefrom descended. 
Tiie author,'"Mr. Stephen M. Griswold, of Brooklyn, L. I., says. " the work of preparing 
the foregoing record has been somewhat arduous and expensive, but nut without its 
pleasure." The latter part of the sentence we can appreciate, better than the first — as 
the record which this sheet gives, is but the merest figment of already given in 
several published works— adding nothing to what they already contain — and not even 
connecting with, or tracing down to (as lar as we can see), the present generation, or ihe 
compiler himself. He offers it as " a clear and concise arrangement" of the family^an 
opinion from which any one who sees it will promptly dissent. The Griswold arms, 
emblazoned at the top of the sheet, is a very fine specimen of color printing — and the 
whole thing, though faulty as a genealogy, gives evidence of a love of fnmihi on the 
part of Mr. G., which induces us to express a wish that he will set himself seriously to 
work to prepare a genealogy which shall be worthy of one of the noblest families which 
ever peopled the colony "of Connecticut — a family which affords an enviable field of 
research, and which, as he well knows, need not to go back to Knglish soil for bright 
exemplars of its excellence. With no personal knowledge of its author, but with a 
lively interest in his subject, we have ventured to speak our minds plainly concerning 
his work; which, otherwise, as being a private publication, might perhaps be con- 
sidered as exempt from criticism. 

II. R. s. 

History of the Indian Tribes of Hudson's River; their OriCxIN, Manners and 
Customs, Tribal and Sub-triisal Organizations, Wars, Treaties, etc., etc. By E. 
M. Ruttenber. Albany. J. Munsell., 1872. 8vo., pp. 415. 

The industrious author of the " History of Newbui-gh," and other works connected 
Avith localities on the Hudson River, has found another and com]iaratively new field of 
labor, and modestly submits this book " to the judgment of the public, with a desire that 
the author may be iost in the theme which he has presented." Not only, he says, "had 
the history of the Indians who occupied the Valley of Hudson's River, never been 
written, but the incidental references to them, in the histories of nations more promi- 
nent at a later period, treating them as mere fragmentary bands, without organization 
or political position among the aboriginal nations, being regarded as erroneous, the in- 
quiry involved the rejection, to a very great extenf, of the conclusions of others, and 
the investigation and aualyzation of original sources of information." The result, as 
embodied in the voliune before us, is measurablj^ successful and certainly very interest- 
ing. The narrative is vigorous and attractive, his annotations numerous and satisfac- 
tory, and his avknowledg-iiient of the use made of others' labors is scrupulously exact. 
Tomany a family fireside, and many a student of our local history, these pages will 
bring pleasure and desirable knowledge. The " get up " of the volume is attractive, al- 
though most of the illustrations as e old friends, and some of them appear to have nearly 
outlived their usefulness. h. r. s. 

For further Book Notes see Third and Fourth pages of cover. 




Additions and Corrections to the List of American Genealogies in Preparation 
IN July jSTo. of " Record." 



Providence, R. I. Henry B. Athcrton, Esq., Nashua, 

- N. H. 
Gen. Plumphrey, of Dor-") 

Chester, Mass. (1635), and ! Henry B. Atlierton, Esq., 
his brother or son, James, j Nashua, N. H. 
of Lancaster, Mass., 1(553. J 
R. I.; N. C; Georgia; Va.; W. P. Garrison, P. O. Box, 6732, 
New York City. 
Geo. S. Burton, 81 Franklin st., 
Boston, Mass. 

Dale, Boston, Mass. 

Abner Dickinson, Glastonbury, 

G. Brown Goode, A. B., "\Ves- 
leyan Univ., Middletown, Conn. 
Geo!^ A. Gordon, 30 Fourth st., 

Lowell, Mass. 
John II. Gould, Topsfield, Mass. 
Henry B. Atherton, Esq., 

Nashua, N. H. 
Henry B. Atlierton, Esq., 

Nashua, N. H. 
Daniel Hough, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Dr. Franklin B. Hough, Lowville, 
N. Y. 
Daniel Hough, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Henry B. Atherton, Esq., 

Nashua, N. H. 
S. Whitney Phcenix, 22 W. 23d 
St. N. Y. City. 

Dale, Boston, Mass. 

\ Dr. J. Stockton Hough, 203 
] 20i'3 Walnut st., Phila., Pa. 
Henry B. Atherton, Esq., 

Nashua, N. IL 
Ed. C. Marshall, New York City. 
S. Whitney Phoenix, 22 W. 2od 
St., N. Y. City. 

The Buckingham Genealogy, by Rev. F. W. Chapman, of Rocky Hill, Conn., is now 
ready for delivery. 

Collective Works. 
GoRHAM, Me. — A series of articles upon the early settlers of this town is appearing in 
the Portland Tramcript. Hamblen, Gorham, and other families are mentioned. 

We also take the liberty of jirinting the following extracts from a letter received from 
R. A. Brock, of Richmond, A^a., whose initials were erroneously given in the July 
number of the Record, as R. C. : 

" I have quite a mass of genealogical matter which I have been some years in gathering, 
but much of it is of an unsatisfactory character. Though representatives of our old and 
prominent families of this State have felt sufficient pride in ancestry in many instances 
to attempt what they considered genealogies, yet their labors have almost invariably 
appeared in the form of " family trees," and are not only indefinite as to name, giving 
oftenest but a single Christian name (though there be more than one), and that a famiUar 
abbreviation or " nickname;" but they are also almost entirely deficient in dates ; such 
can afford but a ground work to the genealogist. 

" I possess information, more or less extended, of the family names of Randolph, Boiling, 
Bland, Murray, Jefferson, Stith, Overton, Carr, Wimton, Pleasants, Maury, Fo7itaine, 
Garland, Dupuy, Carson, Rayland, Nelson, and others. 












Puce nix, 





(Columbia), Pa. 
Lynn, Mass., and Wilton, 

N. H. 

Virginia, 1640, 

Exeter, N. H. 

Topsfield, Mass., 


) Buck's Co., Penna. 
) New London, Conn., 

Maine; N. J.; N. Y. 

\ Long Island, then 
I Princeton, N. J. 


Norwalk, Conn., 

198 Announcements. [October, 

" Though I am woi'king almost alone, and I have but one friend or coadjutor of like 
tastes here (Mr. Thomas H. Wynne, whose attention is claimed by everytliing likely to 
develop the history of our loved old State), and consequently have but little of the aid 
or facilities enjoyed by the accomplished genealogists of your own city and of Boston; 
yet I love the pursuit so well, that the genealogy of my own State at least shall have at 
my hands all that an indefatigable zeal may accomplish. Whatever I may be so fortu- 
nate as to complete will greatly gratify me, and though I may fail to perform all that I 
may desire, the knowledge that my fragments may aid others, will console me. * * 

" Some years since I copied the epitaphs entire in our old St. John's Episcopal church- 
yard here, and have since made copies of the vestry books, commencing with the year 
1730, and parish registry. (The vestry book 1730-73, with an introduction and notes, 
is no^ in press.) The first, excepting a hiatus, 1773-1789, extends to the present 
time. The registry commences with this century. * * 

"Though the families of my own State claim my special attention, yet I may inciden- 
tally become possessed of information of those of other States ; whatever I might have, 
it would give me great pleasure to render to those needing it." 

Mrs. DE Salts nee Miss Harriet A. Bainbridge, Genealogist and Herald, in Lon- 
don, who continues her professional labors under her maiden name, at her Literary 
Agency, 136 Gower Street. Euston Square, has lately discovered the birthplace of 
John Eliot, the apostle to the Lidians, his mother's baptism, the marriage of his father, 
and his grandfather's death. He comes of the old Essex family of Kliots, who origi- 
nally, and at a very early period, settled there from Devonshire. Miss B. expects to 
have the pedigree quite perfect after October. 

Miss Bainbridge is doing the Fitch pedigree for the Fitches of England, and has 
many notes of that family ; also of Grefienried, Perkins, Page, Bolton, Seymour, War- 
ner, Waters and Webster. 


Hi'NT, Charles Havens. — The announcement of the death of this gentleman brought 
profound sorrow to the hearts of a large number of friends and acquaintances, 
and calls for more than a passing notice, ifle was born on the 4th of September, 1824, 
flt Killawog, N. Y., and was the eldest of six children of Dr. Samuel M. Hunt, and his 
wife Maria (dau. of Merodach) Havens, of that place. His father, Dr. Samuel, was 
the third son (b. 1798) of John Hunt, of Marathon, N. Y., and Lydia (Mallory) his 
wife ; and this John Hunt was the eldest son (b. 1765) of Dr. Japheth Hunt of Shef- 
field, who, in 17oG, with others, deeded Indian lands there ; was a surgeon in the Rev- 
olutionary Army ; entered the valley of Tioughnioga, with his family, in canoes, in 
1794, and was among the first actual settlers of Marathon. He studied the profession 
of law, and commenced its practice in this city about twenty-five years ago ; his su- 
perior learning, industry and talents soon winning for him an increasing and enviable 
reputation, as well as the esteem and admiration of the leading members of the bar. 
On the 5th of April, 1855, he married Anna De Peyster Livingston, daughter of Wil- 
liam Livingston, a native of Long Island. Doctor Daniel, and Charles H. Livingston, 
the lawyei% were also her brothers. From about 1857 to 1861, Mr. Hunt assisted 
Theodore Sedgwick, Jr., as District Attorney, for the Southern District of New York, 
and in consequence of the illness and subsequent death of Mr. S., much of the labor and 
responsibility of the ofiice devolved upon him, and was always attended to with scrupu- 
lous painstaking and ability. In his legal course, also, he was associated with the late 
Surro"-ate, Alex. W. Bradford, John Van Buren, Esq., and others occupying marked 
positions in the legal profession. 

Notwithstanding the pressure of professional duties, he found time for literary pur- 
suits, ])ro]>nring, at the request of the publishers, several articles for Appldons American 
E„riirl,,j„ii;(i. He was also the author of a biography of Edward Livingston, which 
apjii'and in 1864, and met with the approbation of the literary public, both at home 
and abroad. It is justly estimated as a model American biography, and as its author, 
Mr. Hunt, is best known to the world. He had also made considerable progress toward 
preparing a biography of Martin A'an Buren, whose papers had, for that purpose, 
been placed in his hands. Initial chapters of this work he read, by request, before 
this Society in November last, and they gave promise of a most valuable and fruitful con- 
tribution to the personal and political history of New York State. But the intervals 
of leisure from his arduous professional duties had, however, been for several years too 
umch broken in upon by his failing health to hope for an early completion of the 

1872.] Obit nary Xoics. 199 

iindertakino-. His lecture on tlio Amen/ tics of the Buy, delivered before the Law School 
of the New York University, in the fall of 1871, was highly commended by those who 
heard it, as a most graceful and entertaining production. 

As an officer of tlie Association of the Bar of tliis City, Mr. Hunt's advice and labors 
in procuring evidence of the corruption of the Judges were effective and important. As 
a member of the Association's Librarj' Committee, his rare scholarship and good judg- 
ment did them good service in their purchases ; and his virtues were happily com- 
memorated in a speech by his friend Osborn E. Bright, at a meeting of that body, on 
the evening of the 24th September. He was also an honored member of the " Century 

The estimation in which he was held by all who came (even ever so slightly) within 
the range of his influence and accpiaintance, is happily expressed by the following ex- 
tract from a note written by a gentleman of this city, and of his own profession : 

" I know that in the profession he was esteemed a sound judicious, counsellor, a man 
of high tone and stainless integrity, and that his name was spoken of in connection 
with "judicial appointments, with more of desire than of hope on the part of those 
who had the honor of the profession at heart. In his studies upon literary subjects, 
he was most thorough and painstaking, and too modestly diffident, I often thought, to 
undertake many things which he would have performed admirably. I know no one 
on whose judgment 1 should have relied more full\' in any strait requiring either pro- 
fessional advice or counsel as to conduct. But for his constant ill healtli, his many 
high qualities of mind and cliaracter must have made him as conspicuously honored 
by the community as he was highly esteemed by tlie small circle of his intimates." 

Honored and admired hy a large circle of attached friends, his life was all too short 
for their hopes. 

Exhaustion, caused by the heat of the weather, was the immediate cause of his death, 
which took place at Cornwall, on the Hudson, on Sunday, the 7th July, 1872, in the 
forty- eigh til year of his age. 

Mr, Hunt leaves a widow and three children, viz., Livingston, b. May 2, 1856 ; 
Charles Warren, b. May 19, 1858 ; and Cornelia De P., b. March 23, 18G1. " 

H. E. S. 

Lawrence, Watson Effingham, died at Newtown, L. I., September 16, 1872. He 
was the son of Effingham and Elizabeth (Watson) Lawrence, and lineally descended 
from William Lawrence, one of the original patentees of Flushing. He was born in 
the City of New York, August 13th, 1788, and married Januarj^ 4th, "1810, Augusta 
Maria, daughter of John Nicoll, Esq , of New Haven Conn. In 1808, he succeeded his 
father and his uncle, John B. Lawrence, in the wholesale di'ug business, at No. 195 Pearl 
street, next door below the corner of Maiden Lane, but continued that business only about 
one year, when he removed to No. 250 Pearl street, and engaged in the dry goods jobbing 
business, with Epenetus Piatt, under the lirm of Lawrence & Piatt. In 1815, their partner- 
ship was dissolved, and Mr. Lawrence, in the following year, associated himself with 
Henrj' Walworth, in the dry goods importing business, under the lirm of W. E. Law- 
rence <fe Co., Mr. Walworth residing in England, and representing the house there. 
Their partnership terminated in 1819, when Mr. Lawrence removed to Flushing, where 
he resided for several years. In 1825, he was proposed as a candidate for State Sena- 
tor from that district, but he declined the honor, having made arrangements to return 
to New York City, to which place he shortly afterwards removed, and became associ- 
ated with his friend and kinsman, Mr. Charles Lawton, then a distinguished banker and 
broker, in Wall street; but the financial disasters of 1827 terminated this connection. 
About this period the attention of Mr. Lawrence was called by his friend Judge Wright, 
the engineer who had been employed by the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company, in 
the survey of the route proposed for the canal, to the apparently superior quality of 
the beds of limestone, near Rosendale, in Ulster County. Acting upon the hint, Mr. 
Lawrence made experiments, and ascertained the valuable character of this stone, for 
the manufacture of hj-draulic cement, and at once engaged all liis time and means in 
such manufacture, and through his personal friends who were at the time employed as 
eno-ineers in the construction of many of the Government Works and Fortifications, 
succeeded in obtaining valuable contracts, and in introducing his " Rosendale Hydrau- 
lic Cement," into general use. He became the founder and proprietor of Lawrenceville. 
in Ulster County. Up to the very time of the commencement of the sudden and brief 
illness which preceded his death, 'he was actively and vigorously engaged in the con- 
struction of improvements intended to develop more Isygely his manufacturing opera- 
tions at this place. 


200 Obitnary Notes. [October, 1872. 

Jlr. La-(\Tcnce, had for many years before his death, taken great interest in genealog- 
ical and antiquarian researches, relative to the Lawrence family, its various branches 
and connections. His laudable jiride of ancestry made him sensitive under the 
strictures and criticisms upon the Lawrence I'edigree, published in the January num- 
ber of the " Rkcord." His pungent and forcible rei)ly to that article, evincing his ex- 
tensive reading and his great familiarity with the subject as published in the July num- 
ber (p. 121, &c..), will not have been overlooked or forgotten by the readers of the 
Record. He was a devout christian, and a prominent, active and useful member of the 
Pir>testiint Episcopal Church, the offices of Vestryman, Warden and Treasurer in 
which he had repeatedly held. Ever cheerful, sociable and amiable, his presence and 
conversation were a pleasure and delight to all with whom he came in contact. His 
death creates a vacancy in the ranks of our " old merchants " which will be sadly lamented 
by the few survivors of those gentlemen of the old school. He the father of eleven 
children, six of whom survive him. 

"Ward, Henry Hall — This leading member of one of the best known and most 
hi"hly esteemed families of New York, died at Saratoga Springs, on 2lth of August. 
alt"er a short but painful illness. Mr. AVard was a grandson of Colonel Ward, of 
Rhode Island, whom he represented in the venerable Revolutionary Order of the Cin- 
cinnati, of which society he has been for some years past the Treasurer. He was the 
son of Henry Ward and Eliza Hall, a cousin of Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, of Boston, and 
of Mr Samuel Ward, of Gen. Wm. G. Ward, Charles Henry Ward and Col. John Ward, 
and a nephew of the late J. Prescott Hall. Born in the city of New York, in 1820. 
Mr. Henry Ward took his degree in 1888, at Columbia College, and shortly afterwards 
entered on the study of the law with his uncle, Mr. J. Prescott Hall. He formed a 
partnership with ilr.'G. Wolcott Gibbes, the author of the interesting and valuable 
life of Oliver Wolcott, and for some years devoted himself to his professinn. But a 
forensic life ill agreed with his innate abhorrence of publicity and of conflict, and he 
o-ladly availed Inmself of ihe opportunity which came to him in 1848 of establishing 
himself in the hereditary calling of his family as a member of (Wm. G., Chas. H., and 
Henry H.) the banking firm of Ward & Co.. at 54 Wall street, of which he was the 
senior partner at the lime of his death. For more than twenty years he there pursued 
the even tenor of his financial way, respected and esteemed by all with whom he was 
associated. For many years he was a member of the Stock Exchange. The Board of 
Brokers, in whose splendid hall the portrait of his uncle, Mr. John Ward, occupies a 
conspicuous place, will doubtless pay due lionor to his memory. He was also a Direc- 
tor in the National Fire Insurance Company, of this city, for upwards of twenty-five 
years. But it is in the social life of New York, that the presence of this natural gen- 
tleman, this kindly and courteous and considerate man of the world, will most be 
missed.' He was a gentleman of liberal culiure and refined taste, and shared his 
mother's love of the fine arts, their late residence being filled with a choice collection of 
paintinos, books, and articles of verln. For seventeen years Mr. Ward presided over the 
New York Club, we believe it may be truly said, without making an enemy or losing 
a friend. He had a passionate aud highly cultivated love of music, and it seemed that 
the iars'and discords of ordinary lite were as odious to him as dissonances in his 
favo'rile art. The passing away of such a member fi'om our Metropolitan society is in 
its way a calamity. Any one of fifty lucky speculations may give us in twenty-four 
hours a new millionaire. But a true gentlem"an, whose influence is useful in exact pro- 
portion to its unobtrusiveness, is like 'a tree, the work of native juices and of slow ma- 
turino- time. Although dying at the comparatively early age of fifty-two, Mr. Ward 
has left lew survivors of whom it will be said that their lives were equally fortunate. 


BILL— EARLE.— In Brooklyn, N. Y., on June 12, 18*72, by Rev. Dr. John F. Bigelow 
and Rev, Dr. Ingraham E. Bill, of St. John, New Brunswick, Ledyard Bill to Miss 
SorniE R. E^rle. 

Mr. bill was one of the organizers and early trustees of tins society, and its members 
sincerely tender their congratulatioi.s upon his marriage.— [Ed.] 

DE SALIS—BAINBRIDGE.— Married in London, 11th April, 18*72, at St. George's 
Church Hanover Square, Mr. William John de Salis, of the War Oftice, a descendant 
of the cadet branch of the ancient house of the Count de Salis, of the Island of 
Rhodes naturalized in Enghuul,, to Miss Harriet Ann Bainbridge, daughter of the 
late Henry Bainbrid!:e, Esq., of the ancient house of Bainbridge of Westmoreland, 
settled there belore the Conquest. 

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No. 1. 


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Genealogy and Biography. 


January, 1872. 

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—Contributed by Rev. Charles W. Bnird garrison, i^. Y 

New loRK Marriages, PROM THE Friends' RFrnRT.« m;.' Pittt .r.^, ' A ' ^^ 
nicated by TF.m„i ,W;i iV'i. ifi "^"^ Records op PniLADELPuiA-Commu- 

Notes AND QuERiEslMatthias Aspden; Edmund Burke • Sir Francis Drake • 
Old Fort Sduiyler (Utica); the New London Histor cal Socieu' ?homas 
the Strong Genealoo^y ; Rev. Timothy Symmes ^ ' 

Announcements op Genealogies, Biographies, and Loc\l Histories ' 

New Members ELECTED-See cover, pao-e 3 J-ocal niSTORiEs 

Donations Recently Received— See cover pao-e 3 

Members op the SociETY-Honorary, Life, Cor^esponding-See cover, page 4. 

The object of this Society is^^^^^^aud preservT^;;;;^;;;;;;;;;;;;;^ f,r as practicable) Genealogical 
mograph.caI and flistoricU matter, relating for thojmost par,, though not exclusively, to the State of Ne« 

A Library has been commenced, already containing many works of great value to 'the genealogical stu- 
dei.f ; which, by donation, exchange, and otherwise, is rapidly increasing. 

The stated meetings of the Society are held on the second and fonrthlturday of each month (excepting 
Jnly, August and September), at half-past seven o'clock p. m., at the Mott M.mouiai. Ha.., 64 Madison 
Avenue, New York. At the meeting on the .econd Saturday, papers will be read or addresses delivered 
The meeting on the fourth Saturday will be of a business and conversationaUcharacter. These meetings are 
open to the public. a "* = 

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and lieszdent Membership requires the paymenr,annually, of Five dollars. The Life Membership fee (in 
lieu of all annual asses.^ments) is Fifty dollars. The Clerks of the several Counties and Towns of the State 
are members of this Society ex-officio. 

The '•' PiECORT) " loill be found on sale at the 3Iott Memorial 
Hall :— Volume One, with Index, Priee One Dollar ; Volu7ne Ttvo, with 
Index, Price Two Dollars; Volume Three, No. One, Fifty Cents. 



MALLORY, GEORGE R. - - - New York City. 

SCUDDER, IIEXRY J. - - - - New York City. 

SWAN, REV. BEN.J. L. - - - - Oyster Bay. L. I. 

SWAN, oris D. .-.--. Now York City. 

SMITH, EDMUND TIIOS. - - - St. James, L. I. 


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From Roderick H. Burnham, Longineadow, Mass.—'VXvi Biirnham Family, by R. II. Burnham, 8vo, 

Hartford. 1871. ^ 

From Slkii Dean, Stoneham, Mass.—A brief History of the Town of Stoueham,.by Silas Dean ; and two 

From Ilev. B. F. De Costa. JSF. T. Citij— The Moabite Stone, by B. P. De Costa, 8vo. 1871. 
FroDi Henry T. Drowiie. N'. Y. fj/y.— Charter. By-Laws. &c.. of Swan Point Cemetery, Svo. 
From E. Elliot, MD.,y. Y. «/■//.— Valentine's Manual for the Common Council, for 18.53, 12mo. 
From the E.i>:ex I/istitute, Salem, J/«.ts.- Bulletin of tlie Esse.x: Institute, vols. 2 and .3, nos. 1 to 5, Historical 

Collections of the Essex Institute, vols. 9, 10, and 11, part 1 (inexchangeV Upham's Memoir of Francia 

Pealiody ; Streeter's Account of Salem Newspapers, 176S to 185() ; and other pamphlets. 
From Edward Jacob Foster, M.D., Charlestowii. Mass.— The Family ot Foster, of Charlestown, Mass., Svo. 
From S. Hastings Grant, N. Y. CJ/y.— Henry Warde. a Pedigree. 
From Samuel A. Green, M. D., Boston.— The Story of a Famous Book, &c., by Samuel A. Green, and 

Bibliography of the Mass. Historical Society, by Samuel A. Green, Svo; and ore other pamphlet. 
From TK F. Holcombe. M. D., N. Y. Citij.-Vhul Annual Report of the Department ot Public Parks of N. Y. 

Cit\-. Svo. 1871. Special Report on Immigration, by Edward Young. 8vo, 1871 ; and 28 pamphlets. 
Fropi 'Joseph J. Howard, io/ifton.— Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, August and September, 1871 

(in excliange). 
From m. Bev. W. I. Kip, San Francisco, 6'a/.— Historical Sketches, of the Kip Family, of Kipsburg, and 

Kip's Bay. New Y'ork, Svo, 1871, 2 copies. 
From John S. Lawrence. New York City.— The Historical Magazine. N. S. vols. 1 to 7, complete, in numbers. 
From E. P. Magonn, Hudson, N. F.— First Three Bulletins of the Class of 1864. Union College. 
From Chaiies B. Moore, N. Y. 6'i/:y.— Mauuscript Volume of Funeral Sermons of Rev. Nathaniel Iluntting, of 

Eastliampton. L. I., 16mo. 1721-1735: and one newspaper. 
From the New England Historic Genealogical Society.— The ^e\v England Historical and Genealogical 

Register, for October, 1871. 
From Hon. George W. Paschal, Washington, D. C— Ninety-four Years Agnes Paschal, by G. W. Paschal, 12mo. 
From Capt. George Henry Preble, U. S. Navy.— In Memoriam John Cos, 1795-1871, and Henry Oxnard 

Prelile. 1847-1871. Svo. 
F7-om Edwin B. Purple, N. Y. 6'i/y.— Memoir of Col. Benjamin Tallmadge, prepared by himself, Svo, 1858. 

Tlie Memoir and Journals of Rev. Paul Coffin. D.D., by ryrus Woodward, Svo, ia55. 
From Samuel S. Purple, M.D., N. Y. 6'i/y.— Letters of Dr. Richard Hill and his Children. Svo. Phil. 1854. 

Memoir of Sir John Leveritt. Hon. John Leveritt. &c., Svo, Boston, 1856. Memoir of Rev. Wm. Robin- 
son, of Stoniugton, Conn.. &c.. Svo, N. Y'.. 1859. Life and Time, a Birthday Memoiial. by Abraham Peters, 

D.D. 12mo. New Y'ork, 1866. History of Thomaston. Rockland, and So. Thomaston, Me., ty Cyrus Eaton. 

2 vols.. lr2mo. Hallowell. 
From the Quarter master- General U. S. A.. Washington. D. C— Roll of Honor. No. 26, Svo. 
From Charles Rau, New York City.— M.emo\\- of C. T. P. Von Martins, by Charles Ran, Svo. 
From Caleli T. Bowe, Neiv York C'i^y.— Catalogue of the Library of the American Bible Society, with 

Appendix. Svo. 
From Elliot Sandford, Netv York City.— Three Pamphlets, College Catalogues, &c. 
F>-om Enoch Sanford. Bnynham, i/«.?.<.— Taunton Municipal Register for 1870. Svo. 

From F. Seeger, M. I)., New York C'i/?/.— Hahnemann Hospital Reports, edited by Drs. Seeger and Hunt, Svo. 
From the State HlHorical Society of Wisconsin. — 16th Annual Report ot the Society; also an Address by Moses 

.^l. Strong, Svo 
From Thomas Stewardson. Jr.. Germantown. Pa.— Succession List of Matthias Aspden's Heirs and Kindred ; 

also a Facsimile of the Will of Matthias Aspden.Dec. 6, 1791. 
From Henry B. Stiles. 3[.D., New York City —Vindication of Vol. 1, of the Vt. Hist. Soc. Collns., by Hiland 

Hall. Genealogy of part of the Ripley Family. 7th Report of the Prospect Park Commissioners. "Prime'.s 

History of Long Island, 12mo, N. Y.. 1845. 
From S. Edward' Stiles, 31. D., Brooklyn, N. F.— 14 Volumes of the Brooklyn Directory, 1849-65 ; and 3 

From ir. //. Coventry Waddell, Ne^v York City.— The Genealogical Registry, Forms, etc. 
From Hon. A. Wakeman. New York City. — Debates in the Convention on the Adoi)tiou of the New York 

State Constitution of 1846, Svo. 
Frotn B. S. WiUiams. Uticu. New York.—T>r. M. M. Bagg's Discourse on the Men of Old Fort Schuvler. 
From Alerander Winchell, LL. D., Ann Arbor, J/icA.— Genealogy of the Family of Winchell, in America, 

Svo, 1869. 


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JOHN ROMEYN BRODIl E AD. . .New York City. 

SAMUEL G. DRAKE Boston, Mass. 




CLARKSON, M.\TTHE\V New York City. 


COLES, WILLIAM P New York City. 


JAY. MissELIZ. CLARKSON... New York City. 



MACY, SILVANUS J New York City. 


MOORE, CHARLES B New York City. 

MUNSELL, JOEL Albany, N. Y. 

WARNER, L. P New York City. 


BAGG, MATTHEW D New York City. 

BAILEY, JAMES M New York City. 

BANCROFT, JOHN M New York City. 

BARLOW, SAMUEL B New York City. 

BARTOW, EVELYN P New York City. 


BREV'OORT, J. CARSON Brooklyn, N. Y'. 


COGSWELL, W. L New York City. 


DE POREST, HENRY G New York City. 



DUMONT. ROBERT S Morristowu, N. J. 

FELT, WILLARD L New York City. 

FOWLER. EDWARD P New York City. 

GARDNER, HENRY M Brooklyn, N. Y. 

GRANT, S. HASTINGS New York City. 

HAND, CLIFFORD A New York City. 

HARPER, W. WALTON New Y'ork City. 

HATCH, ROSWELL D New York City. 


HOLCOMBE. WM. FRED New York City. 

HOLTON, DAVID P New York City. 

HOLTON, Mits. PRANCES K...New York City. 

HOWLAND. BENJ. J New York City. 



KELLY, M'lLLIAM Rhinebeck, N. Y. 

KING. JAMES T New York City. 


LATTING. JOHN J New York City. 



MYERS, T. BAILEY New York City. 

NICOLL. EDWARD H New York City. 

NICOLL. HENRY New York City. 

O'CALLAGIIAN, E. B New York City. 

PAINK, HENRY D New York City. 

PETTY, JOSEPH H New York City. 


PURDY. ALFRED E. M .New York City. 

PUKPLE, EDWIN R New York City. 

PURPLE, SAMUEL S New Y'ork City. 


REYNOLDS, W. A Rochester, N. Y. 


SCUDDKR. HENRY J New York City. 

SHEAR. Mhs. LEROY N New York City. 

SMITH, EDMUND T New York City. 


STILES, HENRY R New York City. 

STILES, S. EDWARD Brooklyn, N. Y. 

SWAN, BENJAMIN I- Oyster Bay, N. Y. 

SWAN, OTIS D New York City. 

TUTTLE, GEORGE F New York City. 

VAN RENSSELAER, P. L New Y'ork Ciiy. 

WADDELL, W. C. H New York City. 

WAKEMAN, ABRAM New York City. 

WEEKS, JOHN A New York City. 


WOOD, IS AAC F New York City. 

YOUNGS. THOMAS F New York City. 


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Devoted to the Interests of American 
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April, 1872. 


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John Chambers, o.\e of the Justices of thk Province of New York — By E. B. O Callag- 

han, M. I)., --------.. 57 

Booge, OR BoGUE Genealogy; with Notes by Z>. Williams Patterson, - - - 62 

Abraham Lincoln, and Lincoln Records in Pennsylvania — By William John Potts, - - 69 

Anniversary Address, Delivered before the Society, February 24, 1872 — By David Parsotis 

Holton, M. B., -------... 72 

Contributions to the History of the Ancient Dutch Families of Albany ; Cuyler, Douw, 

Gansovoort, Lansing — ^y Jonathan Pearson, A. M. - - - - - 81 

Public Records of England, Contained in the Record House in London — By Charts A. 

Cole, ------..... 85 

New York Marriage Licenses— Contributed by E. B. O'Callaghan, M. D., - - 91 

Original French War Letter, with Notes, - - - - - - - 1)4 

The Society's Procehdings — January 18, January 27, February 10, February 24, BJarch 9, 

and 23, - - - - - - - - - - - 96 

Notes on Books. — Historical Notes on the Kip Family; Gardiner's Chronicles of Easthaiup- 
ton, N. Y.; Winchell Family Genealogy; Sanford's History of Berkley, Mass.; Strong 
Family Genealogy, by Prof. B. W. Dwiglit; The "New England Historical and Genea- 
logical Register" for January, 18'72. ...... 9y 

Notes and (Queries, — Cromwell; Drake; Freeholders of Schenectady (p. 71); Ingraham ; 
Jones; Lawrence; Lupardus ; Temple; Vandyck, Van Dyke, or Vandikc ; Van Schel- 
hiyne ..-....-..- loi 

Announckmknts ok Genealogies, Etc. ..... . lOo 

Obituary— Hon. William Kelly, Hon. Lilly Eaton .... 104 

Donations Recently Received, see cover, page 3. 

Members of the Society — Corresponding — see cover, page 4. 

Officers (jf the Society, for the year 18Y2 — see cover, page 4. 

The object of this Society is to collect and preserve (also to publish, as far as practicable,) 
-Genealogical, Biograplucal and Historical matter relating, for the most part, though not exclu- 
sively, ur"~^'''-^*^^-''te of New York. 

A library has beeu', al"'^Mdv contaii:i:ig many works of great value to the genea- 
logical student; which, by donation, exchange and otherwise, is rapidly increasing. 

The stated meetings of the Society are held on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, 
(excepting July, August and September), at half-past seven o'clock, P. M., at the Mott Memorial 
Hall, 64 Madison Avenue, New York. At the meeting on the second Saturday, papers will be 
read or addresses delivered. The meeting on the fourth Saturday will be of a business and con- 
versaiional character. These meetings are open to the public. 

Mkmuership. — For admission to the Society, the candidate must be nomiuatiHl by a member, 
in writing; be approved by the Board of Trustees, and voted in at a regidar meeting. The initia- 
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Catalogues, and Yale College Obituary Record, 187(;-71. 
From Messrs. Chase & Town, Philadelphia.— Tha American Historical Record, vol. 1, Noa. 1 tx) 3, 

(Jan., Feb., and March, 1872), 4to. 
From Robert Clarke, Cincinnati, 0.— Ohio Valley Histo.ical Miscellanies, 1871 ; McBride's Pioneer 
Biography, Vol. 2; Fourth Reunion of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland; 
Kansas, her Resources, <fec., by Wayne Griswold; Oration on the Life and Character of 
Gen. George H.Thomas, by Gen. Garfield; Funeral Sermons on Noah Leviugs, D. D., and 
Mrs. Ann Amelia Andrews; and 12 Pamphlets. 
From llieodore W. Dwight, N. Y. City.—T\^Q History of the Descendants of Elder John 

Strung, of Northampton, Mass., by Benjamin W. Dwight. 2 vols., 8vo. Albany, 1871. 
From WiUardL. Felt, New York 07*/.— Sixty-sixth Anniversary Celebration of the New England 

Society in the City of New York, Dec. 22. 1871. 
From Edward Jacob Foster, M.D., Charlestown, i»/a*-s.— Family of Foster, of Charlestown, Mass. 8vo. 
From David L. Gardiner, Fort Richmond, S. I., N. l^— Chronicles of Easthampton. Suffolk 

County, L. I. 8vo. 
From Wvi. Frederic Holcombe, M.D., New York C%— Proceedings of 2d and 3d Annual Conven- 
tions of the Am. Inst, of Architects. 4to. pamphlet. 
From Mr. Me, of the Claremont Manufacturing Co., Claremont, N. /^.—Walton's Vermont Registtu-, 

1872, 16mo. ; The New Hampshire Register, 1872. 16mo. 
From J. J. Latting, New York City.— Gnn's Index to .Advertisements for Next of Kin, Heirs at 

Law, <fec. Parts 1 to 6, and 1 Mag. 
From Silvanus J. Maey, New York Ci7^.-The Visitation of Leicestershire, in 1619, by Lenuard & 

Vincent; and, The Visitation of Rutland in 1618, by Camden. 
From Alfred Mudge, ^o«to;t.— Memorials of the Mudge Family, 1638-1868, by Alfred Mudge. 

8vo. ; 17th Ann. Report of the Boston Board of Trade. 8v(5. 
From New England Historic Genealogical Society, £osto7i.—The New England Historic and Gene- 
alogical Register for January, 1872. Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society, at their 
Annual Meeting, Jan. 3, 1872. 
From George C. Penncll, Champlain, N. F.— Journal; of Proceedings of the Third Convention of 

the P. E. Church in the Diocese of Albany ; and one pamphlet. 
yrom Col. Alexander C. M. Pennington, U. S. .1.— The Pennington Family. 8vo. 
From Wm. Stevens Perry, D.B. Geneva, N. F.— Sixteen Church and other pamphlets. 
From H. F. Phimiey, Cooperstown, N. F.— BListory of Cooperstowu, by Rev. S. T. Livermore. 

12mo., 1862; Cooperstown on Otsego Lab.', N. Y. 8vo. 
From J. Sabin A Son.% N. Y. «(y.— The American Bibliopolist for January, February, and Marcji,,^ 

From Elliot Sundford, N. Y. C%.— Manual of the American Congregational Union for 1870. Sva 
From Rev. Enoch Sanford, Raynham, J^m.— History of the Town of Berkley, Mass., by Enoch 

Sauford. 8vo. 
From Thomas Steward^07i, Jr., Germantown, Penu.— The Penn Family, by John J. Smith. 8vo. 
From S. Edward Stiles, M.D., Brooklyn, N. F.— New York City Directory for 1859. 


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ABBOT, Rev. EPHRAIM Westfield, Mass. 

ALOFSEN, S AniBterdam, Hollimd . 

BAINBKIDGE, WM. H Loutlou, Ennland. 

BARTON, EDMUND M Worcester, Mass. 

BERGEN, TEUNIS G Bay Ridge, N. Y. 

BILL, LED YARD Springfield, Mass. 

BOLTON, ROBERT Bedford, N. Y. 


CHESTER, .JOSEPH L Loudon, England. 

CLARKE, ROBERT Cincinnati, Ohio. 

CLIFT, Rev. WILLIAM Mystic Bridge, Conn. 

COE, Rev. DAVID B Bloomfield, N. J. 


COLE, CHARLES A London, England. 

COREY, D. P Maiden, Mass. 

CORWIN, Rev. EDWARD T Millstone, N.J. 

CUNNINGHAM, GEORGE A Lunenburg, Mass. 


DAVIS, C. H. S Merideu, Conn. 

DAVIS, W. W. H Doyleston, Penn. 

DEAN, JOHN WARD Boston, Mass. 

DEEMS, Rev. CHARLES F New York Citv. 

DURRIE, D. S Madison, Wis. 

EATON, LILLY Wakefield, Mass. 

FARWELL, LEONARD J Washington, D. C. 

FERDON, .JOHN W Pieruiout, N. Y. 

FISHER, GEORGE J., M. D Sing Sing, N. Y 

FISHER, MATURIN L Farmersburg. Iowa. 

FOWLER, WILLIAM Durham Centre, Ct. 


OILMAN, ARTHUR Boston, Mass. 

GREEN, SAMUEL A., M. D Boston, Mass 

GREENE, GEORGE S Washington, D. C. 

GREENE, S. S Providence, R.I. 

HART, CHARLES H Philadelphia, Pa. 


HOADLEY, CHARES J Hartford, Ct. 

HOLCOMB, AMASA South wick. Ma s 

HuLDEN, A. W., M. D Glen's Falls, N. Y 

HOLDEN. FREDERICK A Washington, D. C. 

HOLLAND. J. G Springfield, 



HOWELL, Rev. GEORGE R Mt. Morris N Y 

HOWLANI), ASA Conway, Mass. 


HOYT, ALBERT H Bosfui, Mass' 

HUMPHREYS, O. M Minneapoli.s, Minn. 

HUNTINGTON, Rev. E. V Stam lord. Conn. 

LAWRENCE, Rev. JOHN Reading. Mass. 

LORD, JOHN Stamford, Conn. 


LOSSING, BENSON J Dover Plains! n' y' 

MORAN, BENJAMIN London, England. 



O'CALLAGHAN, E. B Albany. N. Y 



PAINE, ROYAL Brooklyn, N. Y. 

PARSONS, SAMUEL H Middletown, Conn. 

PATTERSON, D. WILLIAMS. .Newark Valley, N. Y. 

PAYNE, J. BERTRAND London, England. 

PEARSON, JONATHAN Schenectady, N. Y. 

PECK, IRA B Woousocket, R. I. 

PEIRCE, EBENEZER W Freetown, Mass 

PERRY, Rev, WM. STEVENS Geneva, N. Y. 


REDFIELD, JOHN H Philadelphia, Pa. 

RIKER, JAMES Waverly, N. Y. 

ROOT, Rev. JAMES P Perry Centre, N. Y. 

SANFORD, Rev. ENOCH Raynham, Mass. 

SHEA, J. G New York Citv. 

SHERMAN. Rev. HENRY B Esopus, N. Y. 


SIBLEY, JOHN LANGDON Cambridge, Mass. 

SLAl- TER, Rev. EDMUND F boston, Mass. 

SPOONER, ALDEN J Bronklyn, N. Y. 


STANTON, EDWIN L Washingbm, D. C. 

TAYLOR. Rev. BENJAMIN C Beigen, N. J. 


TOWNE, WILLIAM B Boston, Mass 



WESTERVELT, HARMON C Washington, D. r 

WHEATLAND, HENRY, M. D Salem, Ma.'-.'f. 

WHEb.LER. RICHARD A Stoniiigton, Conn. 

WHITEHEAD, WM. A Newark, N. J. 

WHITMORE, WILLIAM 11 Boston, Mass. 

WHI I'l'AKER, Rev. EPHER Southoid, N. Y. 

WILLIAMS, O. S Clinton, N. V. 

WINFIELD, CHARLES H Greenville, N. J. 

WOODWARD, ASHBEL, M. D Franklin, Conn. 

For the Year 1872. 

T'^-iiiddit, Henky R. Stiles. 
First Vicc-Prcmchnt, Edward F. de Lancey, 
Second Vnt-frrsidinf, Silvanus J. Macy. 
Corrcspoiidhic/ Sccrdary, Charles P.. Moore. 

Raordinr/ Secretary, Elliot Sandeord. 
Trcmvrer, Samlel S. Purple. 
Lihrarian, S. Hastings Grant. 
Ecgistrar of Pedigrees, S. Edward Stiles. 

Pxecniive Committee, 
J. J. Latting, Wm. F. Holcomie, M. H. Stafford, Elliot Sandeorp. 

Puhiiecdion Committee, 

j J. J. Latting, S. S 

Purple, S. Hastings Grant, 
Committee on BiogreipMeal Bibliography, 

Henry R. Stiles, ex off. 

Charles B. Moore, 

Martin H. Stafford, 

David P. Holton. 

1 For One Year. 

Fcr Two Years. 

For Three Years. 

i Wm. Frederic Holcombk. 

S. Hastings Grant, 

David P. Holton, 

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Elliot Sandford, 

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IIexuy R. Stiles, 

Martin H. Stafford, 

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Ho.v. William A. Revnolds, One of the Resident Members of the Society; IJrief Sketch of 

— By Prof. Benjamin W. Dudc/ht (witli Portrait) - - - . . 105 

Slossox Genealogy; Part 1 — By D.Williams Patterson - - - loT 

The Heraldry of St. Paul's Chapel, New York, Second l^nper — Bj/ the Pev. Pevtrlei/ P. 

Beits, A.M. - - - - - - . . . ' . 11,; 

The Lawhesce Pedigrkk— By Watwn Pffinffham Lawrenec - . . loi 

Genealogical Notation — By David Parsons Holton, M.B. - - - . - 132 

List of Amkrioan Families whose Genealogies are being investigated witli view to 

Publication - - - - - - - - . _ i;;^ 

The Society's Proceedings — April 18 and 27, May 11 and 25, June 8 - - - 148 

Notes ON Books. — The Corwhi Genealogy; Genealogy of the Maiile Family ; Records of 
Narraganset Township, No. 1 ; Journal of a War Cruise, by Solomon Drowns, M.D. : 
Historical Collections of the American Colonial Church, vol. 2 - - - ij:; 

Notes and Queries. — A Remarkable Gathering; Almanacs; Bockee; Cromwell; Genea- 
logical Notes of New York Families in Pennsylvania ; Jones ; Lincoln ; Longfellow ; 
Marriages of Men of New York to Women of New Jersey ; Swords ; Van Dyke - 14.". 

Obituary Notes. — Astor, Mrs. W. B. ; Bennett, J. G. ; Bogue, Rev. H. P. ; Cruger, Mrs. H. 
D. ; Goodwin, Capt. W. F. ; Lane, Jos. ; Lydig, P. M. ; Macy, Jos. ; Piatt, J. ; Ransom, 
Col. H B.; Seward, E. P.; Sturgis, R. ; Stuyvcsant, Mrs. A. V. PL; Trimble, G. T. , 
Yan Schaick, Mrs. J. ; Wolfe, G. 1). - - - - - - . 1,",(» 

Donations Recently Received, set; c()\er, i.agc '4. 

"The New York Genealogical .^nd BioGitArnicAL Rkcokd." see cowr, page 4. 

The object of this Society is to collect and preserve (also to publish, as far as practicable), 
(Genealogical, Biographical and Historical matter relating, for the most part, though not exclu- 
sively, to the State of New Yoi-k. 

A library has been commenced, already containing many works of great value to the genea- 
liigical student; which, by donation, exchange and otherwise, is rapidly increasing. 

The stated meetings of the Soci(;tyare held on tlie second and fourth Saturdays of each month, 
(excepting July, August and September), at half-past se\'en o'clock, P. M., at the Mott Memorial 
Hall, 64 Madison Avenue, New York. At the meeting on tlie second Saturdaj-, papers will be 
read or addresses delivered. The meeting on the fourth Saturday will be of a business and con- 
\ersational character. These meetings are open to the public. 

Membershu'. — For admission to the Society, the candidate must be nominated liy a member, 
ill writing; be approved by tlie Board of Trustees, and voted in at a regular meeting. The initia- 
tion fee is Five dollars, and Pcsidenf Membership requires the payment, annually, of Five dollars. 
The Life Membership fee (in lieu of all annual assessments) is Fifty dollars. The Clerks of the 
several Counties and Towns of the States are members of this Society ex offirio. 

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Anthon in Amerii-a. 
From Matthew D. Baqg, Xeir York C'ltii. — Camden's Remains eoiiferning Tji-itain; Tlie.Kegister of 
Xew Netherlands, 1 620-1 674, by O' ; Massachusetts Civil List, KJSO-l'ZVi, by Whit- 
more ; Washington's Private Diaries, edited by Lossing- ; Letters about tjie Hudson River ; 
The New YorlTstate Tourist, 1842; Catalogue of Kamilton College, 18*71-2. 
From. J. M. Bancroft, New York City. — Pratt's History of Eastham, VVellfleet and Orleans, Barn- 
stable Co., Mass .with Tnde.v by J. jM. Baneroft ; Memoirs of Rev. I']lias Coriielius, by B. B. 
From tlu- Eev. Bevcrlei/ /?. Ij''tt.-<, Xew York Viti/. — Funeral Sermon on Rev. Wm. Luptoii .(olinson 

D.D.. by Rev. Sam'l J. Corneille ; Heraldic Catalogue (in French), 2 nos. 
Froin Ledi/ard BUI, Sprimjjidd, Mass. — Act of Incorporation and By-Laws of the New London 
County (Conn.) Historical Society ; Report of the Celebration of the 1 5(»tli Anniversary of the 
Congregational Church in Franklin, Conn. 
From William G. Brooks, Boston. — Necrology of Alumni of Harvard College, 1851-63; Memorial 
of Daniel Webster; Memorial of Judge Samuel Phillips, l)y Rev. John L. Taylor; Tributes 
of Massachusetts Historical Society to the Memory of Hon. David Sears and George Ticknor; 
Cotton Mather, Life of (tov. Thoiiias Dudley: Semi-Centennial of the English High School, 
Boston; Letter of John Quiucy Adams to Hon. H. G. Otis; Account of Railroad Opening 
between Boston and Canada. 
From George L. Catlin, New York Citi/.—Decem\h\\ Record of tlie Class of ISC.o, Yale College. 
From Afes.'irs. Chase cO Town, Philadelphia. — The American Historical Record for April, May and 

June, 1872. 
From Unfns \V. Clark, B.D., Albaui/, X. T.— Discourse on Howard D. Townsend. M.D., and tour 

other {)amphlets. 
From Robert Clarke. Cincinnati, 0.— Societv of the Army of the Cumberland, Fiftli Reunion. 
From Hon. John Clement, Haddonfield, N. ./.—Lineage of the Lloyd and Carpenter Families, by 
Chas. P. Smith ; Genealogy 'of the three Daughters of Samuel and Rosanna Collins in both 
lines, bv John ( 'lement; Report in relation to the claims of the Heirs at Law of Samuel 
Collins,"' (fcc, by John Clement; Constitution, cfec.,of the Surveyors' Association of West New 
Jersey; 16 Nos. of the West Jersen Press. 
From Hon. H. R. Clam, Washington, I). C— Report of the CommissicMier on Indian Affairs 

for 1871. 
From Rev. Henry N. Cobb, Washington, N. 5'.— Manual of the :Milbrook Church. 
From the Comniissioner e>f Agriculture, Washington, I). C— Report of the Commissioner on Cattle 

From Rev. Tan/ore Cor win, Millstone, X. ./".—The Corwin Genealogy. 
From Ellsworth Eliot, M.D., New York CV///.— Transactions of the 3Iedical Society of the State of 

New York, for 1870. 
From the Essex. Inatitate, Salem, Mass. — Bulletin of the Essex Institute for No\'ember and DeC'-ui- 

bcr, 1871, Januarv and Februarv, 1872 ; with title and index of vol. 3. 
From Wm. F. Holconibe, M. D, New York CV/"//.— Family Records and Recollections of Melania 
(Boughton) Smith; Biographical Sketch of Hon. E.'Delafield Smith ; and 5 other pamphlets. 
From Joseph Jackson Howard, Kent, Englajid.—Fpdigree of the Family of Ashburner ; IMiscellanea 

Gen. et Heraldica, Nos. 18 and 19. 
From L. P. Hubbard, Xew Yor/i Ci7w— Proceedings at the (list, 62d, 63d, 64th, 65tli and 66th 

Anniversary Celebrations of the New Englaiid Society, in the City of New York. 
From J. J. Latting, Xew York City. — Address of Rev. Dr. Vennilye at the opening of the Roose- 
velt Hosi^ital. 
From Leslie Alexan^r Lee, Canton, A^. 3'.— Catalogues of the St. Lawrence University. 
From S'lvanns J. Macy, Xew York Citg.— The Petdj Genealogy; History of Stamford, Conn., by E. 
B. Huntington; Stamford Soldiers' Memorial ; Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture, for 
1870 ; Twenty copies of the Macy (Genealogy, for exchange, 4to (in sheets). 
From the Minne.sota Historical Socie'y, St. Pa«V.— Annual Report of the Society, for 1871. 
From the Xew England Historic- Genealogical Soeietg, Boston. — The New England Historic and 

Genealogical Register for April, 1872. 
From E. B. 0" Callaghan, M.D.. Xew York Citg.—Laws and Ordin mces of New Netherlands, 
; From D. Williams Patterson, Xeirark Valley, X. T. (through " The Record Club").— The Foote 
I Family, by Nathaniel Goodwin. 

, From S. S. Purple, M.D., Xew York C/f"// —Dictionary of American Biography, by Francis S. 
\ Drake. 

1 From Stephen Raivlall, Providence, R. /.—Roger Williams, the Prophetic Legislator, by Thomas 
', T. Stone. 

From Mes.srs. J. Stbin d- So7i, Xew York City. — The American Bibliopolist for April, 1872. 
\ From Mrs. Elizabeth P. Sanelford, Xew York City.—^^ighi College Catalogues. 
\ From Elliot Sanelford, Xew York a'(v.— Annual Report of the N. Y. State Commissioners of Emi- 
gration, for 1870. 
From S. Edward Stiles, M. D., Brooklyn, X. }'.— Directory to Greenwood Cemetery, 1852. 
From Cyrus Woodman, Cambridge, Mass. — Record of the Proprietors of Narraganset Township. 
No." 1, now the Town of Buxton, Maine, from Aug. 1, 17K3 to Jan. 4, 1811. 


This periodical — now in its third year — is the organ of the New York Genealouual and 
Biographical Society, and is published quarterly in the City of New York. It is devoted to 
the interests of American Genealogy and Biography in general, but more particulai-ly as 
connected with the State of New York. Its object is to gather, and to preserve in an 
enduring form, the scattered records of the early settlers and residents of the Colony of the 
New Netherlands, and the Province and State of New York ; to perpetuate their honored 
names, and to ti-ace out and preserve the genealogies and pedigrees of their families. The 
[>ages of The Record are devoted to the following subjects, and contributions of such materials 
are invited : 

Biographies of Citizens and Residents of the Province and State of New York ; Family 
Genealogies; Copies of Ancient Church, Town, and State Records, and Inscriptions on 
Tombstones ; Pedigrees and Ancient Wills ; Essays on Historical Subjects relating to 
(xenealogy, Biography and Heraldrj% with illustrations of Family Arms, Crests and Seals ; 
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Among the varied contents of the volumes of The Record for 187" and 1S71, we may 
especially call attention to the following: 

GENKALO(;iES.— Schuyler, Swords, Ten Eyck, Woodhull, "Tangier" Smith, Latting, 
Rockwell, Montgomer}^ Gelston, Vail, Scott, I'Estrange; also contributions towards 
the history of the following ancient Dutch families of New York and Albany, viz.: 

Bancker, Lespinard, Oothout, Rutgers, Schuyler, Schermerhorn, Staats, Teller, 
Van Dam, Van der Poel, Van Sehaick. 

BIOGRAPHIES. — Gillian C. Verplanck; Francis B. Cutting; Baron de Zeno-; Ezra 

MISCELLANEOI'S.— Abstracts of early New York Wills, Tax Lists, etc.; New York 
Marriage Licenses, under Lord Cornbury's Administration; Original Letters; 
Memoranda concerning deceased Revolutionary Soldiers of this State ; Family 
Types; I'lan of Genealogical Work; Notes on Pedigradation, or Notation of 
Pedigrees ; The WoodhuU Atchievement (he«ildic) ; Traces of American Lineage in 
England ; Notes on Graveyards of Long Island ; besides a large amount of interesting 
matter in the form of Notes and Queries, Announcements of Books. Genealogies, 
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From. las. .-1. CV«;/7M///-.a '', .4./;.-Cr«i. 

Conlributions for the UciKaio^it^- vr; .4.„,.v 

iouathau Pearson 4to ^. Club^.-Munseirs Collections ot the Hi.toiy 

July, 1872 V A- n^.-Obltuary Record of (iraduatesot Amherst College tor 

From Elfiof Sam] ford, .^<:«' y 0,1 (d>/. ^^^^"^ > , a • . ^iv.n 

year cdin- -lulv H, 1872. , . ^. ^f Collections of tlie Society, bvo. 

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of Long Island, bvo. 

Notes on Book^— {Continued.) 

- -Ht^.-ovfry to the present tjme; with 

C0..ECT10.S o. ^^^^ ^^i^j::;::''^^:::^::^^^ ^^^^t?^ c"--' ^>-^^^^"- 

Notices OF ITS Public INSTITLTO^^^^^^ Royal 8vo. pp. iv, oob. 

Vol. IV. Albany, N. ^ . J- Munscll, lb J ^^^^.^ ,„ be^vilderlng a least of 

Tn this noble volume, as in the three which h'^^^' ^^"^^ J '^ue principal matters are ' Notes 

1 ws that we know not which to appro^c the m. .t ii e i i and embracing 

mxphical sketches of Amos Dean, ^ j' ^^^V^.^^'^t-o^,. Rev J. N- Wyckotf, Alden March; 
SteTlSn Van Renssalaer, James E'^^^^U, Peto ^^^ ^^^ j^-^^ .. Contributions tor C-cnea- 
lof rears<m's " Key to Names in Early AVban^ J^e o^U .^^ ^^^^^^^.^ .^^^ ,, , . most extnxordin; 
T -I^ nf First Albany Settlers;" also hib JJiagiaras oi forming a street-director v o. 

'^^"dev'nent' being an arrano-ement o ho-e^«^^^;;,° "S^l: oi city lots; then M. Mull- 
Albany irom 1630, onward, with the d'\\^.^ "J^^. rin%ontinnation of those given in a formev 
! firs reproduction of the " Albany Co^'^t Reco ds ^in c ^ .^^^^^ Portraits, views 

tnlnmeUrom 1655 to 1679, and the volume l^fi\l■\.^'!"''' ^-.^^ readers will read these last lines ot 
:frc , hoiises,etc.,aldtoitsbeautya,u^^^^^^^^^ oMi storlcal events now consists of ten 
\ Sr Munsell's preface with deep regret Thi, seiies o ^ ^^^^^_ ^^. ^ 

\\.,..a^ nf Vnnals and four of Collections, it was oe i ■^_^^ ^^^ interest m 


+1.^-,. Tivitters The publisher wiU e\ei nave a u i ■ urnnosed to make it here, it is theie- 

I Ce almost certai,. that th,s ™X . d la » o aU .i». aol wLen the <!" f "^ * ."^^X " 

civic affairs. '^^ See next 'page. 

::r>TKs ov HE Ancestry of Sylvester Baldwin- Bv Charles C. Baldwin, A M 

Cleveland, Ohio. [Ihprlntcd from the N. E. Ilhf. iO Gen. Rer/.. for Juh 1872 i 

Boston. 1872. 8vo., pp. 15. •' •'. •>• °<^-) 

The contents of this neat and beantifully printed pamphlet are interestino- and o-ivo 

evidence ot careful and judicious research. Sjlvester. the emio-rant to Connecticut is 

connected with the English family of the County Bucks, and a pleasant sketch of 

localities associated with the Baldwins of Old England is given. 

II. R. s. 
Contributions for the Genealogies or the First Settlers of the Ancient Coi-nty 
OF Albany, from 1(330 to 1S( 0. By Trof. Jonathan Pearson. Albany N Y ' J 
Munsell. 1872, small ^Ito, pp. 182. J ' ■ ■ 

This neat volume is simply a reproduction, in the same type, and with the same 
r«y1lMiT'V ii'^ I'l ''' ^"l^r^ntly shaped page, of the matter which comprises a portion 
(84-1847 ) ot Mr. Munsell's fourth volume, of A/han,/ Colhctions. We welcome it in this 
separate [prm Its Aaliie can scarcely be over-estimated— especially when we consider 
the peculiar difficulties which Dutch genealogy presents to the student, and the com- 
paratively limited amount of labor thus far accomplished in gathering the history of 
our early New York families. The Kn, to the Nanus of Persons occurrfng in the Early 
Dutch Kecords, occupying the first ten pages of the book, is, of itself one of the 
most practically useful works ever undertaken— one which we could 'wish to see 
imitated m every Dutch genealogy. Prof. Pearson's services lo Albany County history 
(see JIumells Albany Records, Annals of Albany County, etc.) have been remarkable— 
the more so, as his time is so occupied with his duties at Union College and his 
residence IS so far from the scene of his genealogical labors. Our readers will be glad 
to learn that he is now at work on a simila^ publication, devoted to the Schenectady 
tamihes, Mhich he hopes to have in the printer's hands shortly. 

H. R. S. 

The American Biblioi-olist, published by J. Sabin <fe S,.ns, of 84 Nassau St New 
,, ^ ~^^ ^'^l merely a book catalogue, but is assuming more and more the character of a 
_ i\otes and Queries " and literary magazine; and contains many items of general 
interest to historical students. Its monthly issues will repay perusal 

R. S. 

The American Historical Record and Repertory of Notes and Queries under 
the able conduct of Benson J. Lossing, is rapidly making its way into favor Its 
contents are varied and interesting; and its list of contributors embraces a number of 
names which are honored in literary and historical circles. In the Jul,/ number we 
Tu''^^^ ^ ^'^'■^ particularly interesting to our members, an obituary notice of the late 
Allred 1. Goodman. Secretary of the Western Reserve Historical Society, and one of 
tlie most promising and earnest workers in the field of American history aiidanticiuities 
ihe September number is very rich in matter of New York interest. " h. r. s. 

The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. The July number of 
this veteran quarterly presents its readers with its usual interesting bill of fare It 
seems to us tiiat it has, of late, taken to rambling somewhat out of its own fields and 
into those belonging more specially to the local historian ; yet, where the line of 
demarcation is so indefinite, this is perhaps unavoidable. Its principal contents are a 
Bwqraphi/ (with portrait) of Benjamin FranUm Mason, the artist; Correspondence 
relatrvc to Hutchinson's Hist, of Massachusetts Say ; Unpublished Letters of Salem Loyalists 
by the Treasurer of our own " Record Club;" Oxnard's Jouriud ; Early History of 
Ceoryia ; Notes on Ship-Buildinfj in Mass. : Ma,ss. Loc'd Law ; the Baldwin and Seaver 
Genealoi/its, mentioned elsewhere in our pages ; Extracts from, Fres. Church Records of 
\]est,rly, R. L; The Great Seal of Virginia ; Notes and Queries ; Book Notices; 
Obituaries, etc., etc. u r s 

The BiiiLicAL Repertory and Princeton Review. Lahx rolume, irom 1825 to 1868 

8vo. Philad., 1871. 

All Index to a Review would seem to be an odd place in which to look for biogra- 
phical information ; yet this one may be of no little value for the purposes of this 
Society. It adds to an elaborate and careful analysis of subjects, and catalogue of 
authors (which in itself does great credit to the editor), a historical account of the rise 
and progress of tlie Review, and biographical notices of the writers in it for the period 
of time mentioned in the title page. Tliese notices are generally brief, but clear and 
definite ; they abound in dates and state facts in the ]>hiinest antl most straightforward 
manner ; and, containing as they do, lives and lists of the writings of many distin- 
guished Americans, they are of equal value to the student of genealogy and of bibli- 
ography. - ■' B_ R p 

Notes of Kip FAinuY.- As some of the readers of the Record may have this work, 
and the value of such a publication depends on its accuracy, I wish to correct a ridicu- 
lous printer's mistake. On page 44, line 7, for " This Sir William," read " His son 
William." Any one accustomed to printing can easily see how this typogra])hical 
error could occur, particularly when the words "His sou" were not \vritteii distinctly 
by tli« Author. 




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